If there was no rain at all, there were freakish, inexplicable phenomena like the epidemic of diarrhea or the bomb line that moved.
At the time, Clevinger was so upset by the incident that Yossarian did not dare tell him he had also been responsible for the epidemic of diarrhea that had caused the other unnecessary postponement.
There was nowhere to turn for help, not even to the medical tent, which had been ordered closed by Colonel Korn so that no one could report for sick call, as the men had done on the one clear day with a mysterious epidemic of diarrhea that had forced still another postponement.
’Food poisoning (during Bologna)’ and ’Moaning (epidemic of during Avignon briefing)’ he wrote in a bold, decisive hand: ?
…deliberation, he licked the tip of his pencil carefully and wrote under ’Black Eyes!!! ’ after intent intervals: Ferrara Bologna (bomb line moved on map during) Skeet range Naked man information (after Avignon) Then he added: Food poisoning (during Bologna) and Moaning (epidemic of during Avignon briefing) Then he added: Chaplain (hanging around officers’ club every night) He decided to be charitable about the chaplain, even though he did not like him, and under ’Feathers in My Cap!!!
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Doctors are concerned about an epidemic outbreak of influenza this year.
This idea of crime as an epidemic, it must be said, is a little strange.