England was under attack in what the British press nicknamed “The Blitz,” a German word for lightning. Hitler was no longer just a Jewish problem. Germany had the world’s attention, and fear was quickly spreading.
The constant barrage of bombing was in full force. The German war had arrived in the backyards of the Kindertransport children. Peter had made it through the rubble of his life at the farmhouse with a determination that something needed to be done, and now he would do it. He decided to head to London to make sure Becca was unharmed before putting his plan into action.
He walked through the bombed-out countryside with his violin, the last remnant of anything civilized. He made arrangements with the nearest farmer to take care of Olga the cow and the other animals. He said his goodbyes to his animal friends and then walked away from the farm that had imprisoned him, free to make his own decisions at last.
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