When We Were Orphans - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21 Summary

When Christopher and Akira follow the girl into the house, they find a wounded dog and three corpses lying about. Akira falls into a fit of uncontrollable giggles, the girl continues to plead with Christopher to help her dog and Christopher turns the house upside-down looking for his parents. Eventually, it is Akira who notices the soldiers' voices first. It takes him a while to get Christopher to listen. Akira hides, albeit poorly. The soldiers are Japanese and they start arguing about Christopher. Akira steps forward. They take him away, much to Christopher's bewilderment. It is later explained to him that Akira is under suspicion of being a traitor. They take Christopher to their camp and take care of him.

Colonel Hasegawa comes to take him back to the British consulate. In the military vehicle, Christopher and the Colonel have a discussion where Christopher acknowledges the realization...

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