Marie-Laure can hear a man searching through her house. He opens the wardrobe, but doesn’t see the secret panel at the back. As she waits for the man to leave, she begins to become tired. She wonders what she would do if the man found where she was hiding—maybe she’d be capable of attacking the man before he could hurt her.
Unlike Werner, Marie-Laure hasn’t yet been put in a situation where she has to use violence against another person—but a climactic encounter now seems inevitable, and she may have to fight von Rumpel soon enough.
Marie-Laure feels around the radio room. She notices Etienne’s old records, and his recording machine. She goes over what she has with her: a knife, two cans, and a brick.
Marie-Laure doesn’t have enough food to last more than a few days. Unfortunately, we know just how patient and persistent von Rumpel can be.