The White Hotel - Chapter 5, The Sleeping Carriage, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, The Sleeping Carriage, Section 2 Summary

After hours, Kolya and Lisa are still not to the front of the line. There is something creating a bottleneck, but they are not sure what it is. Everyone around them is frightened, and Lisa tries to help those she can. She encourages bored and restless Kolya to entertain Sonia to pass the time. Soon, they can see a fence with German soldiers and Ukrainian police standing by. They get a message that one train has left, packed full, and another is coming soon. Finally, they make it through the barrier and realize there is no train, only the same crowd standing and waiting.

A soldier comes and takes their coats, and they stop to eat. Lisa hears the sounds of machine gun fire, and although she convinces herself it's distant, she senses the panic...

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