The Hiding Place - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Corrie ten Boom
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Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis

Time passes quickly, and, in chapter three, Corrie's older brother, Willem, goes away to college. Corrie quickly falls in love with Willem's friend, Karel. However, she admits that she frequently falls for the boys her age. She simply does not possess the confidence in herself that others, such as Nollie, do. When Nollie and Corrie visit Willem and Karel at college, Corrie becomes too tongue-tied to talk.

At the Beje, Aunt Bep and Mrs. Ten Boom are both ill. A new doctor arrives bringing a curious invention, a blood pressure cuff. They also learn that Aunt Jans suffers from diabetes. Corrie learns to test Jans' blood sugar. In January, the blood test for Jans brings a negative result. The doctor gives her three weeks to live, which Jans accepts calmly, despite her long-time infatuation with death.

Willem graduates from seminary and...

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