Chapters 35-39 Summary

Chapters 35-36: "Spring"

In the spring, starving orphans appear in the courtyard, singing for food, but no one has anything to give them. Wagons filled with bodies are lined up at the gate of the cemetery, while the piper continues to march in the street, calling to the children, "Come to the candy mountain." Every chance she gets, Janina plays the dangerous game of harassing Buffo and the other Flops. Misha can do nothing to stop her, and he often goes off by himself, closing his eyes and dreaming of the past, when there was food everywhere for the taking.

One day, Uri comes to Misha with a warning, telling him to get out of the ghetto at all costs. Uri, who is dressed smartly, says that...

(The entire section is 749 words.)