Chapters 7-8 Summary

Paris, 1942

Outside the building, a neighbor is leaning out the window in his pajamas. He is a music teacher and he often played French children’s songs for the girl and her brother as well as songs from her parents’ country. These songs would always get her parents dancing until they were dizzy. He hollers out the window now, asking where the men are taking the mother and daughter. When there is no answer, he tells them this is not fair, that they are good and honest people.

As he yells, other windows open and faces begin peering out from behind closed curtains. The girl notices that though they all watch, no one moves or speaks on their behalf. The mother stops and begins sobbing. The...

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