All the Light We Cannot See Part Six: Chapters 96–100 Summary & Analysis

Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

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All the Light We Cannot See Part Six: Chapters 96–100 Summary & Analysis

Part Six: 8 August 1944

Chapter 96 Summary: Someone in the House

Marie-Laure freezes as she realizes that someone is moving about downstairs. The person limps; it is the German sergeant major who cornered her in the grotto. She takes her things—the small house containing the stone, her two cans of food, a knife, a brick, and her cane—and retreats to the attic whose entrance is hidden behind the wardrobe.

Chapter 97 Summary:  The Death of Walter Bernd

The engineer Walter Bernd dies and Volkheimer buries him in a corner under piled rubble. Werner works on the radio; although the transceiver is broken beyond repair, he might be able to fix the radio receiver. Focused on the task before him, Werner does not despair or think about his situation.

Chapter 98 Summary: Sixth-floor Bedroom

Von Rumpel finds the model of Saint-Malo in Marie-Laure’s room. He believes the stone will be hidden inside the model.

Chapter 99 Summary:  Making the Radio

Just as he did as a child, Werner makes a radio out of broken and scavenged parts. At last, he hears static.

Chapter 100 Summary: In the Attic

In her hiding place on the other side of the false panel of the wardrobe, Marie-Laure hears the German officer leave the room. Imagining him pointing a pistol at her back, she climbs the ladder into the attic and spreads a coat across the floor to muffle the sound of her footsteps. She knows why the German is there and she understands that he is still in the house. He…

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