(Papa sits with the) “accordion at his feet” The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
He was extremely tired, having played the heavy instrument for the wedding dances. Every folk dance was watched with delight and almost everyone joined in. The only absent participants were the babies and the wheelchair occupants. Even then, mothers danced with infants in their arms and older children pushed grandparents in their chairs. Between the feasting, drinking and dancing, it was no wonder her Papa was tired. It was a lovely wedding for the player’s granddaughter, in her eighteenth year.