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A Very Long Engagement Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Sunflowers at the End of the World Summary

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The Sunflowers at the End of the World Summary

Celestin Poux spends a few more days at Mathilde's villa, making it twelve total days, before he leaves, anxious to be back on the road with his motorcycle. The next day Mathilde receives a letter from Heinz Gerstacker, a former German soldier, to whom Heidi Weiss had given her address. Gerstacker had been taken prisoner by the French after fighting at Bingo. While he was being led across no-man's-land he passed the bodies of the five condemned men and the two French soldiers; upon further investigation, he discovered an old cellar whose door had been partially blown off. The soldiers pointed their flashlights down the stairs and Gerstacker saw a soldier sprawled on the floor and wearing German boots. The French soldier yelled, "Shit," and for the rest of the way...

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