Number the Stars - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

As she drowses in bed the next morning, Annemarie hears Uncle Henrik go outside to the barn with his milking pail. She rises without waking Ellen and heads to the kitchen, where she finds Kirsti giving the kitten water from a bowl. Kirsti tells her she's decided to name the kitten Thor, for the God of Thunder. Annemarie is amused by the name, and happily surprised to find a fresh bowl of cream on the breakfast table. Her mother explains that Henrik milks his cow, Blossom, every morning, and occasionally manages to save some milk or some butter from being taken by the soldiers. Annemarie makes a joke about the soldiers relocating butter like they are relocating Jews. They all force a laugh to drive away the gloom, and when Ellen enters the kitchen, the fresh cream brings a smile to her face.

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