By Kit Pearson
It's the summer time of 1940, and all of britain fears an invasion by means of Hitler's military. Norah lies in mattress hearing the frightened voices of her mom and dad downstairs.
Then Norah is instructed that she and her brother, Gavin, are being despatched to Canada. The voyage around the ocean is fascinating, yet on the finish of it Norah is depressing. the wealthy lady who takes them in prefers Gavin to her, the kids in school taunt her, and because the information from England turns into worse, she longs for home.
As Norah starts off to make associates, she discovers a shocking accountability that is helping her to just accept her new country.
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Yet I don’t care approximately them. Charlie’s any such pea-brain. He’s imagined to be in grade seven, yet he’s flunked two times. How did you get out of going to varsity at the present time? ” Norah defined how she’d hidden within the ravine and long past for a journey on a streetcar. while Bernard advised her he’d confident his mom he had a stomach-ache that was once too painful for college yet no longer painful adequate to stick clear of the library, they either giggled. “Why do you hate university? ” requested Bernard. It was once too advanced to provide an explanation for. “You first,” stated Norah. “Nobody likes me,” stated Bernard subject of factly. “I wager it’s now not impressive, with the warfare on and my final identify. We—my mom and I—are starting to get used to it. a few of the shops in our neighbourhood won’t provide her credits from now on, and infrequently we get nameless letters telling us to maneuver. ” “But what has your final identify obtained to do with it? ” “Gunter is German. either my mom and dad come from Munich, yet i used to be born in Kitchener. That’s the place we lived till my father died and we moved to Toronto. My mom proposal it'd be more straightforward to discover paintings right here. She cleans homes for wealthy girls. ” Norah struggled to take all this in. German! German like Hitler—like the Enemy. She remembered Charlie’s phrases: “an enemy alien”. yet Bernard used to be simply a normal boy, like Tom. not likely usual, notwithstanding. He’d known as himself a coward, yet there has been anything particular approximately him, one of those dignified internal insurance that wasn’t cowardly in any respect. “Are you going not to like me too? ” requested Bernard frivolously, whilst she didn’t answer. “It will be comprehensible if you happen to didn’t, being English. yet type of silly, i believe. I’m a Canadian. I hate Hitler and the Nazis up to you do. My aunts in Germany don’t like them both. we needed them to return over the following, yet they’re too outdated to maneuver. ” Norah’s qualms vanished. If Bernard hated the Nazis, he has to be alright. She definitely didn’t are looking to act as silly as Charlie. And in addition to, she beloved him. without doubt that used to be all that mattered. She smiled. “I don’t care what your final identify is. ” Bernard regarded relieved, and Norah unexpectedly all started telling him how she hadn’t desired to come to Canada. “I can see why you wouldn’t are looking to depart your family,” stated Bernard. “You’re fortunate that allows you to shuttle, notwithstanding. And Canada’s a very good country—maybe you’ll get used to it. What are the folk like the place you’re staying? ” Norah didn’t are looking to speak about them. She shrugged, and Bernard confirmed her his e-book approximately Australia. “I’m looking for out approximately each nation on the planet. whilst I develop up, I’m going to go to all of them and write articles approximately them for the nationwide Geographic. Mr. Bartlett lends them to me. What are you going to be? ” “I don’t know—I’m in simple terms ten! ” “You may still decide,” stated Bernard gravely. “It provides whatever to seem ahead to. whilst I’m a recognized journalist, it won’t topic that these men positioned a bucket over my head. ” Norah listened to him with starting to be admiration, as he defined extra in regards to the nations he’d studied. He knew up to a instructor. pass over Gleeson smiled at them while she lower back; she didn’t appear to brain them speaking in a library.