Chapter: 1 Artie falls and he runs crying to his father, Vladek. He tells his father that he fell and that his friends skated on without him. His father responds that until he has spent five days locked in a room with a group of people and no food, he cannot know the meaning of the word "friends."
Chapter 2: Vladek is dividing his pills into his daily amount that is needed. In all, he takes over thirty pills a day, including six for his heart, one for diabetes, and more than twenty-five vitamins.
Chapter:3 The Jews were forced to live outside in tents in the autumn cold and are fed only the crusts of bread, while the Polish prisoners stay inside in heated cabins and receive two meals a day.
Chapter: 4 Vladek had wanted his son to arrive earlier so that he could climb onto the roof and fix the drain pipe. Artie has bought a new tape recorder for $75, and Vladek tells him that he could have found it elsewhere for much less.
Chapter: 5 Art is asleep in bed with his wife, Francoise, when the telephone rings. It is Mala, in hysterics. She tells Art that Vladek climbed onto the roof to try to fix the drain and then got dizzy and had to come down. Now, he wants to climb back up, and Mala is trying to talk him out of it. Vladek takes the phone and asks Art if he will come over to help.
Chapter 6: Vladek has a scare at dinner when he was eating and this group of young teenagers comes up to him and they start to harass him because he was a Jew.