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The Naked and the Dead Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3, Chapter 14 Summary

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Part 3, Chapter 14 Summary

The surviving men are aboard the boat that has picked them up from the beach, and are contemplating a continuing treadmill of boredom, misery and fear.

Minetta is enjoying a pleasing fantasy about blowing off his foot and spending several months in hospital. He feels sorry for himself knowing he is going to lose his foot through no fault of his own.

Red's kidneys are hurting again, and he thinks his health has been further damaged by the patrol. He has been waiting for Croft to scold him, and is grateful that Croft has not. He finally recognizes his need for support from the other men, but does not know how to go about getting it.

Goldstein thinks longingly of his wife and child, and is happy that Ridges is now his friend, because of their shared ordeal. It is a pity Ridges is an...

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