Postcards from No Man's Land - Chapter Sixteen (Jacob) Summary & Analysis

Aidan Chambers
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Chapter Sixteen (Jacob) Summary

Hille and Jacob sit down for a pancake after the ceremony at the cemetery. They discuss a bit of the city's history in the war, including many details revealed in Geertrui's chapters, such as the hotel turned into a makeshift hospital. During the conversation, Hille places her hand palm-side up in the middle of the table, urging Jacob to reach across and hold her hand. The sparks are immediate, and they quickly leave the restaurant to kiss in the street. They talk about Anne Frank and her desire to be kissed, which prompts them to kiss even more. They spend the rest of the afternoon discussing Anne's famous diary, and making-out at various landmarks in Amsterdam. When they stop long enough to take a breath, they discuss euthanasia, particularly Geertrui's upcoming death. Hille believes euthanasia is a human right...

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