When the Tripods Came - Chapters 8 and 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 8 and 9 Summary

Chapter 8 - Laurie describes the first days of the group's stay at the home of Ilse's Swiss parents. He comments on the friendly, distant relationship between the two sides of the family, the peace of doing chores with Yone (a farmhand who does not let Laurie look at his precious shotgun) and further encounters with resentful Swiss teenagers (here led by Rudi, the son of the police chief). Narration also describes how the family's permission to stay is reluctantly extended and how Angela reveals her awareness of what is really going on (the fact that their departure from England is probably permanent). She tells the surprised Laurie that she is determined to stay away from England and how she sometimes remembers the pure happiness of Tripping. Finally, narration describes how Switzerland is suddenly invaded by Capped armies from Germany and France...

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