Chapters 9-11 Summary

Chapters 9-11: "Winter"

One night, there is the sound of shouting and glass smashing above the basement room. Uri and Misha barely have time to escape with their coats and shoes. From that day on, the two boys move constantly from one place to another; never again will they know together the security and stability they have found in their barbershop basement refuge.

Uri has taught Misha to steal only as much as he needs, but when a bread lady from whom he is pilfering calls him a "dirty Jew," the little boy reacts with anger. That day, Misha snatches five loaves instead of the required one. Uri tells Misha that he is wasting and takes the extra bread to a local orphanage run by a kind man,...

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