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Free Study Guide-Summer Of My German Soldier by Bette Greene-Book Notes
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CHAPTER 8

Summary

The next morning, Patty waits until her mother and father are at work to get out of bed. Thinking of Anton in her hideout, Patty asks Ruth to make her some extra breakfast (although she does not tell Ruth why). Patty brings the food to Anton and they talk. Anton tells Patty stories about his hometown, his parents and how he escaped from the prison camp. Anton then asks Patty why she is hiding him; Patty does not tell him the true reason. She tells Anton that she is Jewish and they have a laugh.


Notes

In this chapter we are assured that Patty is housing Anton, the escaped prisoner. We again see how self-conscience Patty is about her looks. When Patty brings Anton the food his eyes meet with hers and she quickly looks away saying to herself, Im not much to look at (89).

Also, in this chapter, we see why Anton had purchased the pin from Patty, in the beginning of the story: He purchased the pin because the glass diamonds would give him the appearance of being wealthy. He used the pin, of fake diamonds, to bribe one of the prison guards to let him out. He paid only a dollar for the pin and claimed it to be worth about five thousand dollars.

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