The summer of 1942 is primarily a happy time for Liesel

The summer of 1942 is primarily a happy time for Liesel -...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The summer of 1942 is primarily a happy time for Liesel. She spends it mostly with Hans as he  blackens the windows for homes and shops in Molching in preparation for air raids. He tells her  stories and plays his accordion, and at one home they even share a glass of champagne with the  residents. Rudy continues training for the Hitler Youth carnival where he hopes to win four gold  medals like Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics. He wins three, but he gets disqualified from the  fourth race, which, he says, he does on purpose. On another late-night visit to Ilsa Hermann's house, Liesel and Rudy take the  Duden Dictionary and  Thesaurus , which appears to have been placed by the window as a gift. Liesel finds a letter inside  from Frau Hermann, saying that Liesel is welcome to come in the front door, too. Shortly after these somewhat lighthearted days, the air raids begin. Liesel and her family, along with 
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ENG 2301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online