The Hiding Place Essay

1539 words - 6 pages

Hajji jumped to his feet before Nate could fully take in what had just happened. Hajji pulled a gun from somewhere and trained it on the wall. Was he planning on killing it?
"Easy." Nate pushed off the floor with one hand and turned an opened palm to Hajji. "This isn't a trick," he said, meeting the man's eyes. "I think it's what I've been looking for." He turned to study the wall with a giddy effervescent growing inside. "See, the stairs are just a decoy. This!" He aimed the flashlight at the crack in the wall. "This must be the real hiding place." He turned to Hajji with a big grin. "We should check it out."
Hajji moved his flashlight across the wall then nodded. "Perhaps fortune smiles on us."
"Yeah, come on." Nate pushed the wall until it turned inside the doorway and hung from its frame in the middle, splitting the entrance in half. He guided the beam to the floor and stepped inside. Nate couldn't imagine a more narrow space. He moved down so Hajji could enter.
Hajji stepped inside and turned his flashlight to the opening. He pushed the wall/door until it closed then studied it with, what felt to Nate, like tiresome attention to details.
"Here," Hajji said, shinning the light on a metal rod held in place by two clamps. "This goes into that hole. It's the lock."
"Lock it," Nate told him. "Let's see how this would have work."
They stepped sideways along the passage because it was impossible to walk normal.
"What place would this be inside the house, Nate Daniels?"
"I don't know," Nate said. "These must be the walls between two rooms."
They could see no more than a foot ahead and were squeeze between two plastered walls about eighteen inches apart. Overhead, the ceiling showed exposed beams and electrical wires. The same plank boards as the alcove made up the floor. From somewhere, the smell of kerosene drifted toward them.
After about twenty feet, Nate stopped as his lead foot slid across the board and found nothing to support it. Nate aimed the light down and saw that the floor ended in a sharp drop. A ladder was wedged between the narrow openings. Someone overweight would have a hard time passing through here. He tapped Hajji's shoulder and pointed.
"So, we go down?" Nate asked.
"We go down," Hajji agreed.

They descended and stood in another alcove, bigger than the one at the bottom of the secret stairs. It was bare except for a small desk and chair set beneath a slant in the ceiling.
"Looks like we might be under the stairway," Nate said.
"I do not believe so. I remember the stairway being farther away."
"Well, we are back on the first floor. There's a pantry and a laundry room back to back. We could be in between them."
"Yes, where no one would notice the missing space."
"I'll check after I leave. I'll knock on the wall, and you listen for it. Maybe there's more than one way in."
"Yes, a second exit route would be useful."
Hajji still carried the apple and bananas, but he would need water and a...

Find Another Essay On The Hiding Place

Comparison of "The Hiding Place" and "Night"

1327 words - 5 pages The comparisons and contrasts between The Hiding Place and Night. Both books were written with struggles, tenderness, agony, and fear in mind. Of these two books only one comes out and realizes that what they have gone through was not a cruse but some what a blessing from God, Himself. The struggles both face is more than just man against man but it is also a struggle within to find who they truly are and whom they truly believe in. Both main

"The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom.

920 words - 4 pages "The Hiding Place" is about Corrie ten Boom, her family, and how they helped the Jews in Holland when Germany invaded Holland in World War II.The main characters are Corrie, her older sisters Betsie and Nollie, her older brother Willem, and their father, Casper ten Boom, commonly referred to as Opa.The book starts out in January of 1937, in Haarlem, Holland.When Germany invaded Holland during the beginning of World War II, the Jews were the

An analysis of the book The Hiding Place: The Story and Life of Corrie ten Boom

679 words - 3 pages The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom and John and Elizabeth Sherrill is the story and life of Corrie ten Boom and her family. This book is not so much a biography but rather a testimony of God's work in the life of the ten Boom family during World War II.The ten Booms owned a watch shop in Harlem, Holland where the family had maintained business for over 100 years. Corrie's family included her two sisters, Betsie and Nollie, and her brother

Comparing and Contrasting the Two Novels "Night" and "The Hiding Place"

636 words - 3 pages Two books so similar in their journey, and yet so far apart through the roads they take are, Night and The Hiding Place. In The Hiding Place, a book about the life of Cornelia ten Boom, and her journey from her average life to a life filled with pain that helps her discover her strong faith in God. In Night, Ellie Wiesel starts out having more faith in God then in himself, and after having to endure the death of his family, he loses all faith in

This essay is about the rescuing of Jews in the Holocaust and how the Jews hid and the trials and tribulations they went through during their hiding.

1393 words - 6 pages was very difficult, and also a commitment. First, you had a find a hiding place, which included someone taking a risk in hiding you, and supporting you. Hiding became very expensive because the people who hid you needed money to support you, and a lot of the time, they wanted money fort the risk. Which meant, you had to have money. This money came from two places, your own pocket, or from an organization. The money you had and used bought you food

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

1253 words - 5 pages . Otto’s office and that the idea of going into hiding quickly becomes a reality. Anne brings Kitty with her when her family travels to their “Annex” or hiding place. Their Annex becomes “an ideal place to hide in” (Frank 26). Along with the Frank family lives the van Daans and later on Mr. Dussel. As time progresses Kitty becomes used not only as an account for school life but as a tunnel to escape the problems of a young teenage girl. Kitty becomes

"The Diary of a Young Girl" - Anne Frank.

963 words - 4 pages . and Mrs. Van Daans and their son Peter in the hiding. In the later life of Anne, she fell in love with Peter whom she thought was boring at the very beginning.Anne was always scared that she and her family would be caught and be shot. Therefore, they had to keep their voice and action low before someone finds their hiding place. Many problems occurred while they are hiding, Anne and her mother's relationship dropped. In addition, their family does

Thanksgiving

814 words - 3 pages The title of the book I read is called The Diary of Anne Frank, written by Anne Frank. This story takes place in Amsterdam, Holland. This book is about a Jewish teenage girl named Anne Frank and her family who goes into hiding for over seven years from the German Nazis. When Anne was thirteen she received a diary because she had a passion for writing. Anne Frank describes her family's journey in her diary. Soon after she had received her diary

Anne Frank review

624 words - 2 pages month after receiving her diary, on July 6, 1942, Anne and her family were forced to go into hiding. Though they could bring very few things with them to the hiding place, Anne brought her diary. During the months Anne lived in hiding, her diary became her best friend and confidant.In hiding, Anne continued to write in her diary nearly every day. She wrote about her life with the seven other people in hiding--her parents, her sister, the van Pels

Anne Frank, talks about the first 90 pages of Anne's diary

624 words - 2 pages after receiving her diary, on July 6, 1942, Anne and her family were forced to go into hiding. Though they could bring very few things with them to the hiding place, Anne brought her diary. During the months Anne lived in hiding, her diary became her best friend and confidant.In hiding, Anne continued to write in her diary nearly every day. She wrote about her life with the seven other people in hiding--her parents, her sister, the van Pels

Vladek’s Money: Money helped Vladek survive the Germans during the Holocaust.

972 words - 4 pages Holocaust. Vladek used money to pay for a hiding place for his family. Vladek’s bunker serves as a crucial hiding spot when the Germans raid the ghetto. Vladek arranged for his family to hide in the bunker when the Germans were raiding the ghetto during the Holocaust. Artie was discussing the bunker to his father-in law, “I arranged for us a very good hiding spot” (Spiegelman, 110). Vladek used money to buy hiding places. Vladek suggests that the

Similar Essays

The Hiding Place Essay

1612 words - 6 pages By the time Nate returned to the ridge, the agents had gone. He stayed low as he slipped down the cliff and crossed the road into the woods. The agents had left Hajji's car. But Nate hadn't seen them leave, so he couldn't be sure they weren't camouflaged and hiding in the wood. He didn't think so because there was no reason to keep watch, the car's movement could still be tracked through the GPS. But no way had they given up that easy. They

The Hiding Place By Orna Jagur

920 words - 4 pages The Hiding Place by Orna Jagur      The Hiding Place is about Corrie ten Boom, her family, and how they helped the Jews in Holland when Germany invaded Holland in World War II. The main characters are Corrie, her older sisters Betsie and Nollie, her older brother Willem, and their father, Casper ten Boom, commonly referred to as Opa. The book starts out in January of 1937, in Haarlem, Holland.      When Germany invaded Holland during

The Hiding Place By Corrie Ten Boom

841 words - 3 pages The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom According to Corrie & Betsie Ten Boom, life was a faith-building experience. Those two women were faced with one of the toughest experiences of their lives. Each day, Corrie and Betsie had to persuade each other that everything was going to be okay, once they were free from the “hell”, or the concentration camp they were placed in. And, yet, Corrie and Betsie somehow managed to keep in mind that God

Area 51: The Government's Secret Hiding Place

1455 words - 6 pages Area 51 first became popular in the 1950’s when it was created, and shortly after when many UFO sightings were reported there. Area 51 was created by the U.S. Government as a place to test top secret military weapons, especially military aircraft (“Groom Lake Air Force Base - Area 51”). It is located in a remote part of the desert in Nevada. None of the public is allowed inside of area 51 and no one knows what truly exists inside the gates