Number the Stars - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Hans Christian Andersen, the famous storyteller, was a Dane, and fairy tales are a part of the Danish tradition. Tonight Annemarie makes up a bedtime story to please her little sister, who insists on hearing about kings and queens. Kirsti drifts off to sleep, leaving Annemarie to think about the real-life king of Denmark, Christian X. King Christian is well-loved by the people of Denmark. Every morning he rides out from his palace on his horse, Jubilee, to greet his people. He rides alone without a security escort. Shortly after the Germans occupied Denmark, one of the German soldiers had asked who this man was who the people greeted so warmly. When a little boy replied that the man was their king, the German asked, incredulously, why he would ride without a bodyguard. The little boy had answered simply that all of the people of Denmark were...

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