Summary and Analysis Chapter 16

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Herod Antipas: the Roman ruler who had been appointed over the Jews.

Matthias: the banker who is to host the banquet.

Daniel, Joel, and Thacia meet in the secret passageway of the Hezron house to discuss Rosh’s latest plan. Rosh wants the names of the rich people who are scheduled to be away from home attending a banquet; while they are out of their homes, he intends to rob them.

Joel is eager to take the action Rosh demands, and the two boys discuss how Joel will go about the task. Thacia suggests that her brother get fish and “peddle them.” The slaves would buy the fish and in their excitement about the party, they might...

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