Chapters 8-9 Summary

At breakfast the next morning, Patty sees "the biggest, blackest headline...since Pearl Harbor" on the front page of the daily newspaper. The article announces the capture of eight Nazi saboteurs on the coasts of Florida and New York, and describes an underground network within the country which had reputedly been ready to assist them. The piece ends with the ominous warning, "Any person acting as a spy in wartime shall suffer death."

Thinking of Anton over in the hideout, Patty tells herself that he is not a Nazi, and she is not a spy; although she knows that her actions would not be applauded, she rationalizes that she is simply helping a captured German soldier. She reads another article about a local boy who has...

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