Why was Dr. Sadao not sent abroad with the Japanese troops?
Why was Dr. Sadao not sent to the battlefield?
Sadao was a famous surgeon and scientist. He had mastered the art of healing wounds. The old General of Japan had full faith in his abilities as a surgeon. He did not believe any other doctor. He was not keeping good health and could require a surgery any time, so Sadao was not sent with the troops abroad.
The distress of his wife at the sight of the operation and his inability to go to her at once forced Dr. Sadao to be impatient and irritable with his patient who lay like a dead under his knife.
Did Hana think the Japanese tortured their prisoners of war? Why?
Yes, she thought that the Japanese tortured their prisoners of war as she saw deep red scars on the neck of the wounded American soldier while washing him. The scars right under the ears spoke of the extreme torture afflicted upon the prisoners of war.
In what condition did Dr. Sadao find the American soldier at the seashore?
The American soldier was thrown out of the waves by the waves. He staggered a few steps till he fell on his fours. After crawling a few steps, he fell unconscious. Dr. Sadao found him wounded and unconscious. He found that the soldier had a gunshot wound on the right side of his lower back and it had reopened when the young soldier had hit against rocks. The soldier was bleeding profusely.
How did Dr. Sadao ensure that the American sailor left his house but he himself remained safe and secure?
Dr. Sadao helped him by giving him a boat, rations, Japanese cloths and even a torch light with which he could indicate in case his supplies ran out or if he did not find a Korean fishing boat to rescue him from the Island where he was to seek refuge. Sadao had made sure that he was strong enough to take this chance and save his life.