Halte why are you running? The German soldier is saying that because he thinks they need to slow down. In the book they are in Copenhagen and Annemarie is running home from school with Ellen and Kirsti. The author is trying to introduces the the characters to you and she is trying to introduces you to the setting to. This is happening in Chapter 1 Why Are You Running The soldiers think Annemarie is running to fast an he tolled her to slow down.
Quote #1 Halte ... Why are you running?
Kirsti is asking why is their no pink frosting on the cupcakes.Their is no more cupcake at all.This is happing in chapter 3 Where Is Mrs.Hirsch.Kirsti is asking her this because Kirsti wants cupcakes to eat because she rememders when she could eat them.
Quote #2 There has been no pink-frosting cupcake for months.