Just After, Father got his new uniform and everyone had to call him The Commandant
Some Months Earlier
Just Before, Bruno came home to find Maria packing his things
Maria, What are you doing?
One evening father came home in great excitement, (terribly unlike him), and marched into the living room where Mother, Gretel and Bruno were reading their books. He announced...
You can change your plans if you want to.. but I have made arrangements to go to the theatre with-
I got a phone call from Fury this afternoon, he has invited himself to dinner on Thursday evening to discuss something with me.
Thursday Night... If we've any plans we have to cancel them.
Mother's eyes opened wide and her mouth made the shape of an 'O'. Bruno stared at her and wondered whether this was how he looked when he was suprised about something.
But you are not serious, He is coming here? To our house?
Yes, At 7 O'clock. So we better think about something special for dinner.
Bruno asked who The Fury was, but he was pronouncing the name incorrectly so his father pronounced it correctly for him.
But who is he anyway?
Who is The Fury???
You know perfectly well who he is.
You are pronouncing it wrong Bruno. It is the- Oh never mind
Gretel stood and started showing off as sisters tend to do.
Mother stood up and started counting in her head the number of things she had to organize before Thursday night. Somehow, despite the fact that the list seemed to grow longer and longer all the time, Mother managed to get everything finished on time.
Don't call your Brother an Idiot, please.
Is The Fury coming alone?
He runs the Country Idiot, Don't you ever read a newspaper.
I forgot to ask, But I presume he will be bringing her with him.