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Patty has finished setting up her hideout. As she is gazing out the window she sees a man running by the train tracks. She recognizes that it is Anton and runs to go catch him.
Later that evening, at dinner Patty’s mother and father fight about the store and its profits.
That night Patty sneaks into the kitchen to try and pack some food for Anton but her father awakens and tells her to get back in bed.
Although this chapter is pretty vague, its main job is to foreshadow the events of chapter eight. It is not assumed that Patty is housing Anton in her hideout until she tries to sneak him food later that night. We also are not totally sure why Anton was seen running by the train tracks; however, the time period and the fact that Anton was a POW, indicates that he was escaping from the prison camp.