Summer of My German Soldier - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

Bette Greene
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Chapter 3. Patty is bringing a bag of change to the store from the bank, when she notices an Army truck parked in front of the store. Seven POWS are entering the store, accompanied by two guards. They have come for field hats to prevent sunstroke as they pick cotton. Patty follows them inside. The guard calls upon one particular soldier to translate for the others, as he knows English. He speaks English very precisely, and with a British, rather than a German, accent.

Patty notices the soldier is roaming the store freely, and briefly hopes he will escape. Instead, she sees him examining some pencils. All of the clerks are busy, so she goes to wait on him. They converse, and she finds him nice. She wonders how he could be a Nazi. She asks him how he learned English, and discovers his mother is...

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