Chapters 18-21 Summary
Chapters 18-21: "Winter"
Uri returns to the homeless band on the first morning of their confinement in the ghetto, but from then on, he comes even less frequently than before. When Misha asks if he goes to the other side, Uri tells him brusquely, "Don't ask." It is winter again, and the weather is frigid. One cold day, Misha sees a boy lying out in the middle of the street. He comments to Uri about the boy's stupidity in choosing such an inappropriate sleeping place, but Uri tells him that the boy is dead. The body is covered with newspaper, like a blanket, and the people on the street just walk around it, pretending not to notice. Each day, there are new bodies lying in the street, but by the following...
(The entire section is 712 words.)