The Book Thief. Part eight. "Dominoes and Darkness"
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In the Steiner household, Rudy and the younger children are setting up dominoes while their parents argue with the two Nazi agents in the kitchen about inducting Rudy into a special military school. Rudy eavesdrops on the conversation as the children set off the dominoes by candlelight. I'm guessing the dominoes are a symbol of Rudy's world collapsing once the Nazis want him. There will be reprocussions for his parents refusing to let the Nazis take him.