On a Pale Horse - Chapter 5, Luna Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Luna Summary

Mortis takes Zane to Death's funeral-home mansion in Purgatory. He finds that he has a staff of Purgatory-bound souls and mail from Earth in his mailbox. Zane directs the myrrh scent to be changed to a pleasant odor and insists on answering his letters. He watches TV and finds that the news is personalized to him, commenting that he's running behind schedule and making annoying changes in routine. The butler explains that Purgatory is inhabited by the dead and the Incarnations of Death, Fate, Time, War, and Nature. When Zane finds out that among his staff is a concubine, to provide for his sexual needs, he hastily puts off meeting the staff and gets back to work.

Death collects souls and answers letters, including explaining to a little girl that death had saved her mother from pain, and that her mother...

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