Postcards from No Man's Land - Chapter Ten (Geertrui) Summary & Analysis

Aidan Chambers
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Chapter Ten (Geertrui) Summary

As Geertrui, Henk, Dirk, and Jacob flee the village for the city, the accidentally meet up with an unsuspecting German soldier relieving himself in the woods. They have no choice but to kill him. It was a natural instinct, to save themselves, but they deeply regretted it. After this incident, the teenagers arrive safely at the Wesseling family farm (Dirk's family's home) and are greeted by Dirk's family. The parents are thrilled to see that their son is still alive, but angered to see that he has arrived with extra mouths to feed and a British soldier that could potentially endanger their lives.

Henk and Dirk build a hidey-hole in the hayloft where they can quickly hide if the Germans invade their home. Jacob is still too injured to hide out in the hole so he takes residence in...

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