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Reb Saunders' repeatedly asking Danny to invite Reuven over to the Saunders home suggests that  Danny's father has something to discuss with Reuven: Danny. We expect Reb Saunders to speak to  his son about his son's behavior and future plans  through  Reuven, as he did in Chapter 8 when he  wanted to know what Danny was reading in the public library. Reuven's walk to Danny's house at the beginning of Chapter 18 allows him time to reflect on the  many events that have occurred since he was struck in the eye at the start of the novel. Because it is  early spring, sycamore trees are budding and "green shoots of infant leaves" are appearing.  Contrasted to this spring picture of rebirth are Reuven's memories of his numerous encounters with  Reb Saunders. Whereas before Reuven only  noted  the bare walls and exposed light bulbs in Reb  Saunders' synagogue, now he 
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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