On a Pale Horse - Chapter 2, House Calls Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, House Calls Summary

A woman comes into Zane's apartment. She is Fate, and she explains to Zane that since he has killed Death, he must take over the office of Death. Zane takes Death's cloak, shoes, gloves, watch, and jewelry at Fat's urging. The cloak and gloves will protect him magically. If the previous Death had wrapped his hood tight around him, he would not have died. He was careless. The shoes will allow Zane to walk on water. Zane is disbelieving, wondering how he could manage so many souls, and Fate explains that Death only personally comes for the souls that are in balance between good and evil, like his own, unconsciously taking all the other dying souls. Zane will weigh and judge balanced souls, sending them on to Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory for further analysis.

Zane's neighbor comes into the...

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