All the Light We Cannot See Part Four: Chapters 62–67 Summary & Analysis

Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

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All the Light We Cannot See Part Four: Chapters 62–67 Summary & Analysis

Part Four: 8 August 1944

Chapter 62 Summary: Fort of la Cité

Von Rumpel climbs a ladder to view the city of Saint-Malo burning in the distance. The lymph nodes in his neck are swollen and painful, and they threaten to choke him. He sees that Number 4 rue Vauborel still stands; he will wait until the smoke clears before he goes into the city.

Chapter 63 Summary: Atelier de Réparation

Werner and the other two men are still alive and trapped in the basement of the Hotel of Bees. Werner imagines that the three of them are only alive because they all have some reparations to make before they die.

Chapter 64 Summary: Two Cans

Marie-Laure imagines her great-uncle trying to make his way toward her. She finds two cans—the only food left in the house apart from her half-loaf of bread.

Chapter 65 Summary: Number 4 rue Vauborel

Sergeant Major von Rumpel walks through the smoking ruins of Saint-Malo to arrive at the LeBlanc house’s front door.

Chapter 66 Summary: What They Have

Sitting in the darkness, Werner, Volkheimer, and the severely-injured engineer Bernd catalogue their survival gear: three rations, two half-full canteens of water, several hand-grenades, and five bullets in Volkheimer’s gun. The radio is completely destroyed. Werner waits in the darkness for death.

Chapter 67 Summary: Trip Wire

Marie-Laure ascends from the cellar to go to the bathroom and get a drink of water. As she prepares to open one of the cans of food, she hears someone enter the house.

Part Four: Chapters 62 – 67 Analysis


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