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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story Chapter 10

By Diane Ackerman

Chapter 10

  • Heck isn't as nice as he seems.
  • Heck soon returns to the zoo with high-ranking SS friends to take them on a big game hunt.
  • It's like shooting animals in cages, which is hardly much of a hunt.
  • Antonina is shocked by Heck's betrayal (again: "What the Heck?"), and she worries how many people will be hunted in the coming months.
  • Sadly, Antonina can't count that high.
  • Not because we're making a bad Polish joke, but because the number is so huge.