Why did Sadao help the American soldier to escape? How did he do it?

Question: Why did Sadao help the American soldier to escape? How did he do it? [CBSE (AI) 2013]

Answer: Dr Sadao was sheltering an enemy in his house. This was no more a secret. It was the cause of a great deal of tension between his wife and him. Dr Sadao worked upon an idea to get rid of the man and discussed it with the prisoner. He decided to put his boat on shore that night, with food, bottled water and clothing plus two quilts. The man was to row to the little island not far from the coast. The island was uninhabited. The man would be safe there till a Korean fishing boat passed by. In the night, the boat was pulled down with all the provisions in it, which he had secretly purchased during the day.

He even gave him a flashlight along with some instructions. If his food ran out before catching a boat, he had to signal twice, at sunset. If everything was all right and he was still there, he was to signal once. The man escaped and Sadao had a peaceful sleep.


Why did Sadao help the American soldier to escape? How did he do it?


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