At what point in the story did it occur to you that Sobel was in love with Miriam?

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bmadnick eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I certainly suspected it when Sobel quit his job after the father talks to Max about going out with Miriam. I couldn't imagine why else Sobel would leave the shoemaker because Sobel seemed so devoted to him. I felt the only answer was that Sobel loved Miriam.