By offering them bread and sausage.
By promising them protection from other Germans.
By speaking French so well.
By impressing them with their tales of war.
By retrieving an escaped pig for them.
“Quit asking me such stupid questions!”
“I can’t talk about it now, mother.”
“You could not want to know.”
“No, mother, not so very. There are always a lot of us together so it isn’t so bad.”
“Do I seem fit to answer such a question, mother?”
The United States
That their home was destroyed by an explosive shell dropped by the enemy.
That the family has lost all of their money due to the war.
That they are moving to the United States.
That his mother is sick with cancer.
That his mother has died of a heart attack.
That war is a great opportunity for a boy to become a man.
That war is good for national spirit.
That wars are useful only for leaders who want to get into history books.
That the German people are clearly not very good at fighting wars.
That the German people are obviously very good at fighting wars.