Brief Lives - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Bernie Capax is a lawyer and has been a lawyer for hundreds of years. He is one of few beings on this world that are long-lived. One way or another, he has simply avoided seeing Death. He is a lawyer because people have always needed lawyers, and he has found it easier to slide from one identity to the next when he can maintain the same profession. Bernie gets off a subway train. He is walking to work past a construction site, when a wall crumbles and collapses on him. He is standing over the mess, believing that once again he has cheated death, when Death of the Endless taps him on the shoulder. His body is under the bricks. He has died at last. He tells Death that he did pretty well; he lived 15,000 years. Death takes him away.

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