The Fixer - Chapter 7, Part 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7, Part 6 Summary

Shmuel comes to visit Yakov in prison. At first Yakov thought he was imagining things again, but it is really he. Shmuel sold beets to Zhitnyak's brother, who arranged the visit. Shmuel knew of Yakov's situation, when he read of the nameless Jew arrested in Kiev. This was confirmed, when Gronfein finally lived up to his word and told everyone in the shtetl the truth.

Shmuel has been trying to contact Yakov, but the authorities are denying Yakov is in there. They are deliberately keeping him nameless to intimidate the Jews. Shmuel asks how Yakov came to be in there. Yakov says it is, because he lied about his papers and Shmuel says this is what happens, when a person denies his god. He scolds Yakov for pride.

Yakov retaliates that he has nothing to be proud of. He scoffs his god and Shmuel. Shmuel...

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