Cage on the Sea by Kaoru Ohno PDF

By Kaoru Ohno

In overdue 1944, 3 eastern army offer ships close to the tiny South Pacific island of Anatahan got here below American air assault. The ships have been sunk and their crews left stranded at the island. The survivors. ignorant that the struggle used to be lengthy over, have been forgotten until eventually 1950, whilst the americans all started making critical rescue makes an attempt. within the Fifties, the tale of the Anatahan holdouts grew to become the root for a number of movies, books, and lurid yellow journalism. Why? as the Anatahan tale includes an fascinating twist within the kind of a lone woman---Kazuko Higa---among the handfuls of army survivors. Inspiring rivalries, fights, or even homicide, it was once her presence that made the holdouts reluctant to move domestic.

Cage at the Sea is a singular in response to painstaking examine through writer Kaoru Ohno, a journalist and nonfiction writer. It is going well past stereotypes to discover the psychology of either victors and the vanquished.

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Though he has no religion, he broods deeply on those sins committed past and present. On a thick pine log by the campfire, wrenched by his thoughts, he cannot sit still. He shifts his position, spits into the fire, purses his lips, and frowns. He sucks pensively on his pipe. He mutters to himself. Furiously, he stokes the coals. Asleep, he tosses and turns, calling out in terrified bursts to the night as he dreams of bloody teeth falling from his head like hail raining down from a rufescent sky.

I saw your name on the company roster. ” Abrams nods. ” Hyams continues to size up the young man before him. ” he asks. At his father’s mention, Abrams’ jaw hardens. Despite his better judgment, he does not lie. “I. J. Lieber,” he says at length. “I. J. ” Hyams is astonished. ” After a pause, Abrams nods again. Hyams narrows his eyes. Following a few seconds’ hard appraisal, his face broadens with recognition. “Oh sure,” he exclaims, “there you go, I see it now. It’s in the eyes. Same challenge.

Woven across the slave’s back was a coarse latticework of whipping scars, each 52 LANDSMAN thread raised thick and white in the noonday sun. ” Lieber asked his son. “How scarred his back is? ” The boy said he did. ” In heading for the great house, Gerta limping a few paces behind, boiling with rage, Elias noticed how the laneside live oaks met over him at the very tips of their limbs, the sun piercing through in gaps of geometry, leaf to leaf, angle to angle. Walking on, limbs welcoming above, the scene struck the boy as a soldier’s processional, with him charging slowly beneath a hall of outstretched sabers meant as protection against a series of astonishing new hazards.

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