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Chapter Eleven takes the form of a flashback to a few months earlier, when Bruno's family still lived in Berlin. One night,Father had arrived home and informed the family that the Fury was coming to dinner. Mother had cleaned the house frantically to prepare. Father had prepared Bruno and Gretelfor the Fury's arrival by telling them, "it is very important for my career that tonight goes well" (119). When the Fury had arrived, he was with a woman named Eva. In contrast to the Fury's brusque hostility - he was "the rudest guest Bruno had ever witnessed" - Eva had been kind to the children and had smiled at Bruno before the Father closed the door to the dining room (122).