The Devil's Arithmetic - Chapters 17 - 18 Summary & Analysis

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That night, Gitl whispers to Hannah that the adults have a plan to escape, but she gives Hannah no details, except that the men are involved, too. For a number of days, nothing happens, but then Gitl awakens Hannah in the night. She gives Hannah a pair of shoes and takes her to the door. A guard has been bribed to leave it unlocked. Hannah asks about Fayge, but Gitl says she has decided not to risk going with them. Terrified, they head for the midden, but shots ring out, and they must retreat to the barracks. Hannah realizes that she left the shoes outside, but Gitl tells her not to worry about it, because the shoes belong to the three-fingered woman.

In Chapter 18, roll call is held outside. Six men stand in chains, including Shmuel. Brueur says the men tried to escape, and he...

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