Jacob, with a hat pulled down low, and Nora, with a scarf wrapped around her head, hid their suitcases and his doctor’s bag behind the bare but thick branches of the lilac bushes on the side of Klaus and Clara’s house. They walked briskly up the steps.
Klaus opened the door before they even reached the top. Jacob took off his hat and nodded to Klaus, as if it were an everyday greeting. “Our things are hidden behind the lilac bushes.”
“Don’t worry, Doctor. We’ll get them. Hurry upstairs now,” Klaus said. “Clara is waiting for you.”
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