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By Lois Lowry
As the German troops commence their crusade to "relocate" all of the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s kinfolk takes in Annemarie’s ally, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as a part of the family.
Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch because the Danish Resistance smuggles nearly the complete Jewish inhabitants of Denmark, approximately seven thousand humans, around the sea to Sweden. The heroism of a whole country reminds us that there has been satisfaction and human decency on the planet even in the course of a time of terror and war.
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Your buddy Ellen instructed me, later, that they heard you. they usually heard the warriors who got here to go looking the boat. " Annemarie's eyes widened. "Soldiers got here? " she requested. "I suggestion they went the opposite direction when they stopped me. " "There are many squaddies in Gilleleje and all alongside the coast. they're looking the entire boats now. They recognize that the Jews are escaping, yet they aren't yes how, they usually infrequently locate them. The hiding areas are conscientiously hid, and infrequently we pile useless fish at the deck to boot. They hate getting their glossy boots dirtied! " He grew to become his head towards her and grinned. Annemarie remembered the glossy boots confronting her at the darkish course. "Uncle Henrik," she acknowledged, "I'm convinced you're correct, that I will not recognize every thing. yet, please, may you inform me concerning the handkerchief? I knew it used to be vital, the packet, and that is why I ran during the woods to take it to you. yet i presumed probably it used to be a map. How may possibly a handkerchief be vital? " He set the crammed pail apart and commenced to clean the cow's udder with the damp fabric, "Very few humans learn about this, Annemarie," he acknowledged with a significant glance. "But the warriors are so indignant concerning the escaping Jews—and the truth that they cannot locate them—that they've got simply all started utilizing expert canine. " "They had canine! those who stopped me at the direction! " Uncle Henrik nodded. "The canines are proficient to smell approximately and locate the place individuals are hidden. It occurred simply the day before today on boats. these rattling canines, they pass all the way through useless fish to the human smell. "We have been all very, very fearful. We notion it intended the tip of the break out to Sweden via boat. "It was once Peter who took the matter to scientists and medical professionals. a few very nice minds have labored evening and day, searching for an answer. "And they've got created a distinct drug. i do not understand what it's. however it used to be within the handkerchief. It draws the canines, but if they sniff at it, it ruins their feel of scent. think that! " Annemarie remembered how the canines had lunged on the handkerchief, smelled it, after which grew to become away. "Now, because of Peter, we are going to each one have the sort of handkerchief, every one boat captain. while the warriors board our boats, we are going to easily pull the handkerchiefs out of our wallet. The Germans will most likely imagine all of us have undesirable colds! The canines will sniff approximately, sniff the handkerchiefs we're maintaining, after which roam the boat and locate not anything. they're going to scent not anything. " "Did they bring about canine on your boat this morning? " "Yes. now not twenty mins once you had long past. i used to be approximately to drag clear of the dock while the warriors seemed and ordered me to halt. They got here aboard, searched, stumbled on not anything. by means of then, in fact, I had the handkerchief. If I had now not, well—" His voice trailed off, and he did not end the sentence. He did not have to. If she had no longer chanced on the packet the place Mr. Rosen had dropped it. If she had no longer run in the course of the woods. If the warriors had taken the basket. If she had no longer reached the boat in time. all the ifs whirled in Annemarie's head. "They are secure in Sweden now?