The next day, Danny tells Reuven about the books he reads unbeknownst to his father, who is very strict about what Danny reads. Danny reads so much because he gets bored studying only Talmud. He says that he met a man at the library who has been advising him on what to read (Danny later learns that the man is Mr. Malter, Reuven's father). Reuven observes that Danny looks like a Hasid but doesn't talk like one. Danny admits that, because of his secular interests, he is in a difficult position, but he also says that somehow he will work out the situation. Yet to Reuven, he seems sad.Friday comes, and the doctor removes the bandage from Reuven's left eye and finds that his eye seems to be healing properly. Mr. Malter and Reuven leave the hospital.
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