The Sojourn - Section 10: pages 144-162 Summary & Analysis

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December, 1918- the jailers open the doors and encourage all of the prisoners to leave. Jozef feels trepidation at the world unknown, and a longing for home, whichever home would have him. The Italians warn them not to stay, and Jozef and others walk towards the mountains, towards the countries they came from. He walks towards the east, towards what was once Hungary. One day he happens upon an old shack and sees two soldiers sexually assaulting a young girl, a Gypsy, pregnant, and only fourteen or so. After a few minutes of biding his time, he kills one of the men, and in the confusion she kills the other. After rifling through the dead men's pockets and taking measure of Jozef, he commands him to help her bury her husband. They bury a young man in the field, not long dead...

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