The Devil's Arithmetic - Chapters 5 - 6 Summary & Analysis

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When Hannah awakens, the house is still dark. She creeps out of bed and opens the front door, hoping to be back home, but the field is still there. She remembers a dream about being at Seder, and her aunt singing the same song that Shmuel was whistling, and she feels a terrible longing for the people in the dream. Behind her, Shmuel says he cannot sleep because of worrying about getting married, and he asks if Hannah had another bad dream. She nods. Shmuel says he is not frightened by being married, but by getting married. They talk about Lublin, the town in which Shmuel says Hannah lived. She replies that she lives in New Rochelle, New York, and her name is Hannah, not Chaya. Not taking her seriously, Shmuel laughs at the idea of Lublin being in America. At breakfast, Hannah is startled...

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