Seize the Day - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Wilhelm is in a state of panic as he and Tamkin go to the market. Tamkin is working the house-he goes all over visiting with people he knows while Wilhelm sits and watches the figures. He sits next to Mr. Rappaport, a very old man who can't see the board and keeps asking Wilhelm to tell him what his stock is doing.

Wilhelm believes his money is in lard, but learns that Tamkin has invested some of it in rye. Tamkin brags about the money he has made in the market and assures Wilhelm that he can make $15,000 a year. Rye is up, so Wilhelm is encouraged. Tamkin and he are equal partners even though Tamkin had only put up $300 to Wilhelm's $700. Wilhelm wants to sell their shares in rye when the prices rise, but Tamkin refuses. He treats Wilhelm like a child...

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