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In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie's father refuses to let the gold crown in Elie's teeth be removed. In my book this scene is on page 73 and starts on page 72, continuing until page 74 when the tooth with the crown is finally pulled. Elie pays a price for his initial refusal to remove the crown so that he can consult with his father.
His father was tormented for his failure to learn to march in step even though Elie tried to teach him. When is father could not do the march in correct time, the crown was the only way to stop Franek from the daily beating of the father. The ration of bread that it cost Elie to pay the Warsaw dentist who removed the crown was a dear price because food is what kept them alive. So Elie lost both the crown in his mouth and the battle to protect his father who had told him not to give up the crown.
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