How Mother Took Credit for Something That She Hadn't Done
Several weeks pass and Bruno realizes he needs to entertain himself or he'll go crazy, so he decides to make a tire swing and heads outside to find an adult to help him. Unfortunately, the only one around is creepy Lieutenant Kotler (the blond soldier).
Kotler calls Pavel (the Jewish potato peeler) and orders him to get a tire from the storage shed; Pavel drags the tire to the oak tree and helps Bruno set it up.
Bruno swings too high and falls off, hitting his head and cutting his leg open.
Worry not, though, Pavel to the rescue—he carries Bruno to the kitchen and cleans and bandages his wound.
Bruno worries that he'll have to go to the hospital, but Pavel assures him he won't and reveals that he's a doctor himself.
Bruno doesn't believe him, though—this guy is a potato peeler, and potato peelers are not doctors.
Bruno's mom comes into the kitchen and tells him to leave; he overhears her telling Pavel not to tell the Commandant that he cleaned Bruno's wounds.