Postcards from No Man's Land - Chapter 13 (Geertrui) Summary & Analysis

Aidan Chambers
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Chapter 13 (Geertrui) Summary

One terrible morning, Dirk breaks Geertrui's lovely morning ritual by shouting that the Germans are coming. Mr. Wesseling runs out to stall the soldiers from entering the house, Dirk and Henk rush out to their hidey-hole, and Geertrui struggles to hide Jacob. When she realizes that Jacob is still too ill to walk and cannot, therefore, make it to the hidey-hole, she and Mrs. Wesseling are forced to come up with another plan. When they hear the Germans in the house, Mrs. Wesseling shoves Geertrui into Jacob's bed and tells her to lie on top of him, hiding him under her body. Geertrui is to act is if she is sick - and contagious - in the hopes that the soldiers will not investigate her bed more closely. When the soldiers enter her room, they are clearly distressed at the sight...

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