who is max asking please please to? why might he be pleading to someone who isnt even in the same room as him?
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Max is speaking to Hans, although he hasn't yet met him.
"He was speaking to a man he'd never met. As well as a few other important details, he knew the man's name. Hans Hubermann. (Page 141)
Max is hoping this man, a friend of his fathers, will give him sanctuary and keep him hidden.
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