An Elephant in the Garden - Part Four: Ring of Bells -- Chapter Three Summary & Analysis

Michael Morpurgo
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Countess convinced the soldiers to put their weapons down, and talked with their leader, Major Klug, in another room. When he came back out, he told the soldiers to leave. Countess told the family that she had reminded Major Klug the Americans were coming soon and would shoot him if she told them what he did. She also bribed him and showed him a letter from her husband urging everyone to stand up against Hitler.

The family thanked Countess and went back on the trail, now traveling with choir children, who took turns riding on Marlene’s back. Singing also helped them to remain motivated.

Days later, they came across the Americans in tanks. Marlene was scared and ran away. Although the family searched for her, they never saw her again. Lizzie stopped the story, as if...

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