Welcome to the Monkey House - All the King's Horses Summary & Analysis

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All the King's Horses Summary

Colonel Brian Kelly returns to the locked room in which he and fifteen others are being kept as prisoners of war by Communist guerrilla chief, Pi Ying. Kelly, his wife Margaret and ten-year-old twin sons Jerry and Paul, had been on a plane to India. Also on the plane were ten enlisted men on their way to serve in the Middle East. The plane crashed in Pi Ying's territory. Now all passengers are awaiting on their fate. Kelly meets with Pi Ying and comes back to tell his fellow prisoners the bad news: Pi Ying wants to play a game of chess with Kelly for the lives of all the POWs.

Each POW, with Kelly as the White King, is a pawn on a giant chess board inlaid on the floor of a large domed room. Pi...

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