Postcards from No Man's Land - Chapters 11 & 12 (Jacob) Summary & Analysis

Aidan Chambers
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Chapters 11 & 12 (Jacob) Summary

After the shocking conversation about Geertrui's condition, Jacob and Daan leave the apartment to have a drink at the nearby bar. Daan greets many friends with the traditional kiss on each cheek, and Jacob notes that the intimacy of a relationship is expressed by how close the two kisses get to the lips. As he looks around the bar, Jacob is shocked to see Ton standing in the crowd. The two make eye contact and Ton walks toward him. Jacob is so startled he doesn't know how to respond, especially when Ton doesn't greet him, but greets Daan, his old friend, instead. Jacob can feel himself flush with embarrassment. Ton sits down with Jacob and the two easily strike up a flirtatious conversation. Ton says that he thinks the mugger had a crush on Jacob and was trying to come onto...

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