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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story Chapter 29

By Diane Ackerman

Chapter 29

  • In May 1943, Jan and Antonina hide young Underground members in the Pheasant House.
  • Young Ryś makes friends with them.
  • The Undergrounders think it's funny that his name, Ryś, means "lynx" (29.18), while they are code-named Pheasants.
  • The visit doesn't last long, and soon the Underground people leave the zoo.
  • Ryś is sad that his new friends have abandoned him. The Pheasants have flown the coop.