The Discomfort of Evening - Part II: Chapters 11 - 17 Summary & Analysis

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
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In Part II, Chapter 11, the sky gets dark as Jas, Obbe, and Dad bail hay. Dad seems happier until Jas mentions Matthies. When she asks why they cannot talk about him, Dad gets upset. Later, Obbe tells Jas he has a new game, which Belle can join.

Jas tries acting normal when Belle comes over. Lien and her husband Kees have been complaining about Jas and her coat, which Mum and Dad say she will grow out of. Jas, Obbe, and Belle go into the rabbit shed. The girls watch as Obbe cuts off Dieuwertje's whiskers. The rabbit bangs around the cage. Then Obbe puts Diewertje in with a small rabbit so they can mate. Dieuwertje kills the small rabbit. Belle cries. Jas's stomach hurts. Obbe puts the dead rabbit in his shirt. Jas puts Diewertje's whiskers in her pocket. To...

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