The Miniaturist - "Trespasses," "Smit's List," "On The Kalverstraat" Summary & Analysis

Jessie Burton
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In “Trespasses,” Nella enters Marin’s room to find it is bursting with curiosities including feathers, skulls, and books. It smells strongly of spices, and the walls are covered with maps. Nella looks through Marin’s books and finds a love note written in a handwriting that is not Marin’s. It says “I love you. I love you. From back to front, I love you” (48). Suddenly, Marin appears and grabs Nella tightly. She demands to know whether Nella has looked into her books, which Nella denies. After being cast out of Marin’s room, Nella takes Peebo’s cage up to her room so she can keep him safe.

The next chapter, “Smit’s List,” begins with Peebo flying freely around Nella’s room. Marin brings Nella a book called “Smit’s List,” which details all of the...

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