Chapters 9 - 10
|In chapters 9 and 10, Annemarie found out for sure that there was really no Great-Aunt Birte.
She had gone out to the barn while her Uncle Henrik was milking the cow. Uncle Henrik told her it's easy to be brave when you don't know everything. He also told her that she was a very smart girl and that there was no Great-Aunt Birte.
Before everyone that had gathered to "Great-Aunt Birte's" funeral, Ellen reunited with her mama and papa. When everyone was there, Nazie soldiers came to inspect why there were so many people in the house. When all the explaining had been done and the soldiers had left, they opened the casket.