At Bruno's old house in Berlin, he always slid down the banisters in his house. He never wants to move houses and move from his best friends for life. Sliding down banisters and being with his best friends for life is his most important priority at his age.
Why are there so many people on that side of the fence?
Bruno went on the side of his house after his mother told him he was not allowed to. He is having a great time while he is exploring throughout the foresty woods behind his house.
When Bruno gets to his new house, he is very bored and there is nothing fun to do. So, Bruno decides to build a tire swing to occupy his time. Bruno always wants to have something to play with and someone to play with.
When Bruno is exploring, he went far from his house and he saw another little boy on a different side of a fence. He found out that his name is Shmuel. After a couple of months of coming to the fence with his new friend, they want to play with each other together on one of the side of the fence.
Since Bruno is leaving to go back to Berlin the next day, Bruno and Shmuel plotted a plan so they could play together and help Shmuel find his papa. So, they dig a hole for Bruno to climb into to get under the fence and go to Shmuel's side of the fence not know that their could be servere consequences.
While Bruno went to the other side of the fence with Shmuel, they got caught up in a group with other men getting shouted at by soldiers. Next thing they know, they went into a room where there was no more rain. They were instructed to go in, and a door was shut. Next thing they know, there is a load sound that is gas filling the room. They continue to hold hands until they can not longer understand what had just happened.