A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War


Philip Caputo

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A traditional Chinese boat with large sterns, sharp bows, and a raised deck. They are usually used for sailing, but they can also be rowed with very large oars.
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Sampan Term Timeline in A Rumor of War

The timeline below shows where the term Sampan appears in A Rumor of War. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Seven
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...and drops to one knee. He signals for Caputo to approach. He points to a sampan resting atop a platform. There are items beneath the platform, including clips of small-arms ammo.... (full context)