Chapters 25-26 Summary

Paris, 1942

The girl has decided to escape with Rachel. She knows she will die if she does not, and they plan to leave during the day, a time when the policemen seem to be less watchful of them. They will sneak down behind the water tower, where the women had tried to give them food. There is a small hole in the fencing, and they are hopeful they will make it through.

Some children have been taken. Though they are not sure where they went, the girl and Rachel know the children were not reunited with their mothers. The girl wonders why there is so much hatred for Jews and feels as if all the evil in the world is concentrated in this place. She remembers last June, when she overheard neighbors...

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