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The Last of the Just - Chapter 2, Zemyock, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, Zemyock, Part 1 Summary

Chaim Levy, who has spent most of his life wandering, settles in Zemyock, believing himself to be free from discovery, however his identity as a Just Man is not to be denied. He eases the suffering of those he can, and to all others he converses with them on ordinary matters. Chaim believes the label of the Just Man will transfer to his son and that he will die; however, Zemyock is so peaceful Chaim realizes his martyr death might not occur. Chaim becomes father to several daughters and three more sons. Chaim believes he can easily distinguish which of his sons is the Chosen One; however, he sees no obvious sign. His fifth son, known only as Brother Beast is beyond consideration. With his last breath, Chaim names Brother Beast as the Lamed-Vovnik.

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