Mother walks out of the kitchen and sees Bruno standing at the living room,and proceeds to tell him to run into the kitchen for awhile,as she needs a private word with Lieutenant Kotler
Bruno walks into the kitchen and got the biggest surprise of his life.He saw Shmuel in the kitchen and shmuel tells him that Lieutenant Kotler sent him here for a job that required tiny fingers.Bruno then realised that the glass he was wiping were the ones mother used when she was having one of her medicinal sherries.
Bruno,out of curiosity takes out his fingers and compare them with Shmuel's finger,and was suprised at the state of his fingers wondering how did his finger become like dying twigs. Bruno finds a half stuffed chicken from the refrigerator and decides to cut it to eat.
Bruno decides to offer Shmuel the chicken,even though he was reluctant at first,as he was scared of Lieutenant Kotler coming in anytime and seeing him eating the chicken.In the house he was only allowed to polish the glases and not do anything.He was trembling with fear and thinking whether or not to accept the chicken,just the thought of Lieutenant Kotler seeing him eat it traumatized him.But after much persuasion by Bruno he finally decided to eat it.
Just as Bruno was about to offer more food to Shmuel,Lieutenant Kotler came in and instatntly stared at Shmuel.He starting to question Shmuel whether he stole the food.Shmuel told Lieutenant Kotler that it was Bruno who gave him the food.Bruno was terrified by the sight of Lieutenant Kotler and denied knowing Shmuel,even declaring that he is a random person.Lieutenant Kotler told Shmuel to continue cleaning the glasses after hearing what Bruno said and told him that they will have a discussion of what will happen to him snice he stole food.
After a week of visiting the place in the fence where they met,Bruno finally sees shmuel sitting on the ground.He apologized to Shmuel for what he had done.But Bruno stared up at Shmuel,seeing there was a lot of bruising on his face and he grimaced,for a moment he even forgot about his apology.