In the Annex, Mr. VanDann wants to sell Mrs. VanDaan's fur coat for money.
Mr. VanDaan wanted to sell Mrs. VanDaan's coat for money because he wanted his cigaretts. He began to walk upstairs to fetch the coat, with Mrs. VanDaan in hot pursuit.
Mr. and Mrs. VanDaan were arguing on the stairs. Mrs. VanDaan was tugging and pulling at her coat to keep Mr. VanDaan from giving it to Miep to sell. She was not strong enough to hold on, and Mr. VanDaan snatched the coat from Mrs. VanDaan's grip.
Mr. VanDaan gave the coat to Miep to sell and he asked her to buy him cigaretts with the money. Anne asked what they were arguing about, and Mr. VanDaan said they were discussing whether or not to sell the coat. Mrs. VanDaan sat on the stairs crying.
Mrs. VanDaan sobbed for awhile. Then everything went back to normal for the residents of the Annex. However, Mr. and Mrs. VanDaan still had little quarrels here and there.