Summary and Analysis Chapter 11

New Characters
Marcus: a Roman soldier for whom Daniel must perform work in Simon’s shop.

Daniel leads his grandmother’s funeral procession. It is a meager affair. After the burial, Daniel runs into Simon, who has a proposition. Simon is intent on following Jesus around the countryside, but his shop will be idle; he asks Daniel to take it over.

Daniel is moved by Simon’s generosity, but he feels that accepting Simon’s offer will be one more responsibility tying him down. Daniel also continues to miss the freedom and excitement of life with Rosh.

Daniel also protests that no one will be available to care for Leah. When Simon offers his...

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