Marie-Laure and Marie-Laure’s father make their way to the town of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s Great-Uncle Etienne lives. As the chapter begins, they’re almost at the sea, meaning that Saint-Malo is very close. Eventually they arrive at the building where Etienne is supposed to live. Marie-Laure is so tired she can barely stand. Her father leads her to the house.
The chapter begins with a poignant image of the love between Marie-Laure and her father: her father is virtually carrying her to safety. We now reach Saint-Malo, the seaside town where the events of the 1944 bombing sections of the novel take place.