• Kirsha ousts the old poet from his cafe.
• Radwan Hussainy gives him money and comfort.
• The radio has replaced live recitations.
• Sheikh Darwish says that in English this means "history."
• Abbas plays a joke on gullible Uncle Kamil, telling him he has purchased a shroud for his burial.
• Sheika Darwish wanders into the night, homeless and unafraid.
• Mrs. Afify decides to hire a marriage broker, Umm Hamida.
• Umm Hamida contracts to find a husband for Mrs. Afify in exchange for free rent for the rest of her life.
• Hamida looks out at the alley from her window and observes Salim Alwan watching her.
• Uncle Kamil tries to convince Abbas to give him his shroud so he can sell it now.
• Husniya beats her husband with her slipper.
• While getting a haircut from Abbas, Hussain Kirsha brags of his successful career.
• Hussain Kirsha tries to convince Abbas...
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