Summary and Analysis Part 9: The Last Human Stranger: The Accident


This chapter fulfills what Death has already told us will happen, that Zucker will unwittingly save Hans’s life. Just as Hans was lucky in World War I, he is very lucky here, too. Not only does he happen to not be in his regular seat during the accident, but he fortunately has been sharing his cigarettes and card winnings with those around him. Because he is well-liked, he is sent back to Munich.