The Ghost Road - Part 3 Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3 Chapter 16 Summary

At the same time Billy Prior is getting ready to go back to the Front, Dr. Rivers has recovered from his bout of flu and is back to work. Just about the only good thing he could say about the flu is that he can't get it again from people who have become newly sick with it. As Dr. Rivers listens to Wansbeck's rendition of how he speaks to the ghost of the man he killed, his mind continually compares his story to memories of Melanesia.

Another patient also has apparitions that gather around his hospital bed. Sassoon continues to see ghosts and tells Dr. Rivers that he is asked why he is not back in France fighting in the war. In addition, still another patient, Harrington, is fighting the feeling of inadequacy in trying to help a dying friend in the war. Both Sassoon...

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