The Naked and the Dead - Part 3, Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 13 Summary

The patrol are still moving up the mountain, shattered by Roth's death and ignoring Croft's commands. Gallagher feels homesick for America, and Mary, and then he remembers she is dead. He is sure he will be killed before he ever sees his child. It will be his punishment for being responsible for Roth's death. Then his thoughts move to Croft, who is forcing them on this march. He thinks about killing Croft, and is frightened in case the thought brings down a punishment on him. He decides then that it was Croft who caused Roth's death. He could not be blamed.

Martinez cannot sleep, because he keeps seeing the face of the Japanese guard he had killed. Gallagher persuades him to tell Croft that they're not going on, but Martinez loses his nerve and decides to just ask Croft if they can turn back, and...

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