When McWatt flies into the mountain, Doc Daneeka is standing on the beach beside Sergeant Knight. His name, however, was on the passenger list when McWatt filed his flight plan, so Doc was officially on the plane. Within the context of military logic, because he did not parachute to safety, Doc Daneeka is dead. A hypochondriac, Doc continues to stumble around feeling poorly; but he is pretty sure that he is alive, despite all evidence to the contrary. He is in a small minority. When he complains of feeling cold, one of the enlisted men at the medical tent explains, "You're dead, sir. . . . That's probably the reason you always feel so cold." Mrs. Daneeka's life is initially turned upside down by the news of her husband's death. Yossarian is also in a bad way, although no one has yet claimed that he is dead. Four young officers have moved into his tent, and they're driving him mad.
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