Part 3 Summary

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In the evening, on the day of the blast, victims near the seven Hiroshima rivers saw a Japanese naval launch. A sailor on the ship, shouting through a megaphone, told the people on the riverbanks that a hospital ship would be coming.

Six members of the Jesuit Novitiate arrived to help get the wounded priests to safety. Mr. Tanimoto helped move the rescuing priests up the river to find a clear roadway on which to transport Fathers LaSalle and Schiffer safely. Father Kleinsorge had now become so weak that they decided not to move him until the next day.

Mr. Tanimoto helped get twenty badly injured people across the river and onto the slope of the...

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