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Tales of the South Pacific Chapter Summary & Analysis - pp. 328-349, The Strike Summary

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pp. 328-349, The Strike Summary

The Seabees construct and maintain a huge supply depot. There are no days off, as trucks constantly bring in and take out supplies. The commander there is Captain Samuel Kelley, age fifty-four, who is a career naval officer. Already the men work seven days a week, and now their hours are even longer. Officers that protest are transferred and their careers are ruined. Anything boisterous or sarcastic, like cheering Captain Kelley at the movies, is dealt with severely. Individual men and officers are subject to unnecessary ridicule. Bus insinuates that Captain Kelley is a modern-day Captain Bligh, and does an imitation from the Hollywood movie, Mutiny on the Bounty. One soldier named Polikopf takes up the Captain Bligh cry of "What's that Mr. Christian?" The narrator is deployed to tell Polikopf and others to stop this mockery of the Captain. Captain...

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