Chapters 9-10 Summary

Paris, 1942

The girl and her parents are taken to a large garage where men are working on engines and stare at them silently. In one corner of the garage is a large group of people, mostly women and children, standing silently with an assortment of bags and baskets. Soon two policemen appear and begin calling out names. The girl’s father raises his hand when their family name is called.

The girl looks around and sees a classmate from school. She gives him an encouraging look but he stares at her like she is “crazy.” She is embarrassed and wonders if she is right to be hopeful. When her father bends down close to her and asks where her brother is, she shows him the key and explains that...

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