Mr. Malter tells Reuven that he has a brilliant mind but that Danny is a "phenomenon." He says that he is happy that Reuven and Danny have become friends. Because of his great intelligence, Danny is terribly torn and lonely. Their friendship cannot but help both of them. Waking up from a nap one Saturday afternoon after Sabbath services, Reuven sees Danny standing before him. Danny says that his father, Reb Saunders, wants to meet Reuven, so they set off for Danny's synagogue, which is on the first floor of the Saunders family home. The boys exchange information about their families. Reuven tells Danny that his mother died soon after he was born. Danny has a younger brother and sister. He says that his family came from Russia and that the family name, Senders , was Americanized by immigration officials to Saunders . At the synagogue, Danny introduces Reuven to his father, who asks how Reuven's eye is healing.
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