The Dark Room - Study Guide "Lore," Section 2 (Pages 57-74) Summary & Analysis

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In the morning, Lore finds her mother burning many of their belongings, without voicing a reason. Later Mutti takes the burned badges of the Party from the fire, and tells Lore to go far from the farm, and drop them in the river. Unable to find a spot deep enough, she instead buries them, telling baby Peter who is with her that before the victory there will be pain and blood. She prepares herself for the tragedy. Shortly after returning to the farm, the American soldiers arrive by Jeep, and Mutti goes to greet them. Lore, watching from the window, sees only the passing of a slip of paper, which the American soldiers and Mutti sign.

Mutti becomes ill, and Lore is left to tend the children. She takes money from her mother, and buys food from the farmer's...

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