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Michael Taw @ 1E1_The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Chapter 1
Updated: 2/18/2020
Michael Taw @ 1E1_The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Chapter 1
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  • Maria, why are you packing away my belongings?
  • Your mother asked me to do so, Master Bruno.
  • What is? Am I being sent away?
  • Now you don't have to worry, Bruno. In fact if anything, it's going to be a great adventure.
  • No, not just you. We all are. Your father and I, Gretel and you. All four of us.
  • What kind of job??
  • But where exactly are we going? Why can't we stay here?
  • Your father's job, don't you know how important it is?
  • It's a very important job that needs a very special man to do it, You can understand that, can't you?
  • Bruno is dismayed when he finds the family maid, Maria, packing away his things.
  • You don't mean we're leaving Berlin?
  • But what about school? And what about Karl and Daniel and Martin?
  • You'll have to say goodbye to your friends for the time being...we don't have a choice in this
  • I'm afraid so...
  • Bruno looks to Mother for answers. She eventually confirms that not only is Bruno leaving, but the rest of the family as well. And she doesn't seem pleased.
  • The banister was the best thing about this house - that and the fact that Grandfather and Grandmother lived so near by
  • Mother explains that the reason for their impending departure lies with Father's job which she describes as "important". But Bruno has little idea what his father does.
  • Out of BoundsAt All TimesAnd No Exceptions
  • He heard her speaking loudly to him until Father spoke louder than Mother could and that put a stop to their conversation.Then the door to the office closed and Bruno couldn't hear any more...
  • Bruno's dismay deepens when he discovers that they are leaving Berlin and that he will have to leave his school and his friends behind.
  • He would surely miss the house, where he had lived all of his nine years, It was a place he was familiar with and it was close to family - his grandparents.
  • They were leaving for sure. And not even Mother could fight it. Bruno was resigned to his fate.
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