The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer - Chapters 11-20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 11-20 Summary

11) Zeidlus the Pope: The Evil One relates how he used vanity to claim a righteous soul for hell. Zeidel Cohen is the descendant of a rich and powerful family; his greatest pleasure is books and study. He is a tall, lanky, and insipid man who only wants to be a scholar and he becomes the most learned rabbi iin Poland by age 37. He learns Latin, begins to read the New Testament and decides Judaism does not present a fair picture of Jesus. He then converts to Catholicism but does not speak to other priests. He goes blind and loses his bag of gold coins to a thief. Zeidel then he becomes a street beggar. Satan appears and ushers him to Gehenna, where imps are raking the coals for his arrival.

12) The Last Demon: A demon finds himself in the tiny Polish...

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