Here, Annmarie and her friend Ellen are practicing for a race they have at there school in Copenhagen, Denmark. As they are running Kirsti is running behind because she is only 7 and Annmarie and Ellen were both 3 years older than Kirsti. As they are practicing for there race there are surprisingly stopped by a soldier which there parents had told them to try and avoid.
As Ellen,Annmarie, and Kirsti all head back home, they over here Ellen´s mom and Annmarie and Kirsti´s mom talking about how these solders are wanting to take the Jews and send them off to work for other people who agree with Hitler. Annmarie and her family figure out that soldiers are walking around to each house and get all the Jews and take them. Annemarie and her family has to help and get Ellen´s family safe, quickly!
As Ellen and Annmarie are hiding in Annmarie´s bed hoping that the soldiers don´t come by her house and find that Ellen is a Jew, Annmarie and Ellen here banging on Annmarie´s front door, it was the soldiers! As they hear this Annmarie and Ellen climb quietly down from there bed to see who it was. Sure enough it was the soldiers looking through every room or anywhere where Ellen could be. As the soldiers get to where Annmarie and Ellen are Annemoarie notices that Ellen has a neckalace on that resembles jews, and if she didnt take it off quickly she would get cought by the soldiers. But as she tryes to take it off, she can but as she is trying, the here the soldiers coming up the stairs. Annemarie and Ellen whisper to each other, ¨ i will help you take it off Ellen, we got to do this quick.¨ Right as the soldiers got into the room she had put the neckalace in a safe place where she could remember it.
After they had the soldiers tricked into thinking that Ellen was Annmarie´s older sister who had a past a few years back, they knew they had to go somewhere else. As they thought about it, they made a decision to go back to peter,who was at Uncle Henrik´s house with Ellen's family.Peter was Annmarie´s older sisters fiance. When they got there Peter already had a plan. His plan was to get in uncle Henrik´s boat and go to Sweden because that was the closest free country that they could get to. Annmarie´s mom had twisted her foot and could not walk, so she got Annmarie to take some bread and other things to uncle Henrik, who was down at the boat getting things ready to hide everyone to travel to Sweden. Annmarie also included something her mom said was very special to Uncle Henrik. So as she walked through the woods to Unlce Henrik at his dock, she suddenly got stopped by 2 soldiers and a dog. As she looks up he frightened, he asks her where she is going. She says, "To my uncle at his boat."after that he asks her what was in her basket, she replied, just some bread in case he gets hungry. Right after she had said that he said do you mind if i take a look? She says no but he still takes it anyway. He sees the bread and throws it to the dog. And then looks at everything else in there and then notices something in the bottom of the basket and looks at it and throws it to its dog. It was a handkerchief, even Annmarie didnt know that. Once the soldiers left she headed on to Uncle Henrik´s boat, terrified.
Annmarie finally makes it back home safely, but with anger. Because she had to go through those soldiers so terrified. She wasnt as scared walking back because Uncle Henrik walked her back to his house. But when she got home it was like down time. She didnt have to worry at all, she felt free. Uncle Henrik asked her if she had ever milked a cow before. The right way! And so Uncle Henrik took her outside to show her how. She had a lot of fun! Which felt like forever since she had fun. All she ever did was worry about running into a soldier or having to hide something from them, but this time she felt safe and secure.
Early the next morning they have to get everyone hidden and safely on the boat to take Ellen and her family to Sweden so that they can be free. After everything is well they get safe in Sweden, And Kirsti, Annmarie, and there mom all make it home safely back to there home, and all was well after that. Other than there was still those soldiers on every corner you went, but Annmarie and Kirsti knew not to go back outside and just stay inside the house.