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The Tin Drum Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3, Moth and Light Bulb Summary

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Chapter 3, Moth and Light Bulb Summary

Oskar reads his grandfather's story to Bruno and to his friends Klepp and Vittlar. Joseph's disappearance is witnessed by Agnes, Anna, her brother Victor and his son Jan. Gregor Koljaiczek, Joseph's brother, is also there. Gregor, from Berlin, stays on in Danzig. He finds work in a gunpowder factory and after a year, marries Anna.

At 20, Jan Bronski moves in with the family to begin training at the main post office in Danzig. Jan is called up by the draft board three times, but rejected as too delicate and sickly each time. Oskar notes that Jan's condition must have been truly deplorable, given that nearly every man capable of standing up was quickly being converted to permanent horizontal status. Agnes quickly falls in love with Jan's beautiful blue eyes.

Nevertheless, while working as an auxiliary nurse at a hospital...

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