Chapters 21-22 Summary
The girl has seen her father once or twice at the camp, but the only thing she thinks about is her brother. She wakes up at night, horrified at what might have happened to him since she locked him in the cupboard a week ago—or perhaps it has been ten days. The “whirlwind of terror” has made her lose all track of time. One morning a group of mothers is gathered and talking with some animation; they look worried and upset. The girl asks one of them what is so upsetting, and she is told there are rumors that the parents are going to be sent East to work and prepare for their children; the children will follow a couple of days later. The thought is shocking to the girl and appalling to her...
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