Summary and Analysis Chapter 8

Daniel is less physically strong than he had imagined. Nevertheless, he makes his way back to the cave, where Samson cares for him. Having now experienced real friendship with Joel and Malthace, Daniel waits anxiously for the next opportunity he will have to visit them again.

A mishap with Rosh’s knife gives Daniel reason to return. Rosh wants him to impose on Simon to repair the damaged instrument. Rosh argues that Simon ought to be glad to donate the materials to the cause.

Daniel finds that Simon has left his shop, having gone to follow Jesus. Daniel decides to go after him and leaves the symbol of the bow for Joel to find. Once together, the two boys try to locate Simon....

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