Chapter 9 Summary

As time passes, Bruno’s memories of home start to fade and he begins to adjust to his life at Out-With. Things remain pretty much the same: Gretel is “less than friendly” to him as usual and the soldiers go into and out of Father’s office for meetings every day. The servants continue with their jobs, and Lieutenant Kotler still acts as if he owns the place; when Father is not there, he spends his time flirting with Gretel or “whispering alone in rooms with Mother.”

One day Father announces that it is time for the children to resume their education, and he hires Herr Liszt to tutor them. Herr Liszt is a dour man who is “particularly fond of history and geography.” Although Bruno prefers literature and the...

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