The Devil's Arithmetic - Chapters 7 - 8 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 7, as the wedding party walks and goes by wagon through the woods toward the village of Viosk, Hannah tells the other girls many stories, one after the other, most of which are compressed versions of movies she has seen. Aaron and Rosemary always had liked Hannah's stories, but these new friends are thrilled by them. Hannah had never been very popular, but these girls jostle one another to get close to her. As they are approaching Viosk, they hear a band, and see Shmuel dancing. Other men from the village join him, while the women watch and sing. Hannah's new friends talk about why Fayge's father, Rabbi Boruch, would let her marry Shmuel, who is not rich. They say it is because Fayge is the rabbi's favorite child, so he let her marry for love instead of through a traditional, arranged marriage. A...

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