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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story Chapter 16

By Diane Ackerman

Chapter 16

  • Jan attempts to smuggle Lonia Tenenbaum—the lost member of the royal Tenenbaums—out of the Ghetto.
  • But Jan and Lonia are stopped, because the guard who normally is on duty isn't. His wife is.
  • Jan yells at the wife, and she agrees to open the gate and let him and Lonia through.
  • Lonia stays at the zoo as a Guest for a couple of weeks before moving to safer lodgings in the countryside.
  • Lonia leaves the dog, Zarka, behind. Poor puppy.