An honest and attractive piece of work, Yakov Ivanovitch. I congratulate you
I’m a lonely woman, have mercy a little!
Excuse me, some can but I can’t
After looking for new opportunities for a while, Yakov was walking around and found a drunk man lying in the snow. He didn’t want to turn him over because he could get in trouble and also because he was wearing a Black Hundreds’ pin. At last, he turned him, and his daughter came running and asked Yakov to help her carry him to the house.
Yakov starts working at the brick factory
Yavok accepted to work for Nikolai Maximovitch. Even though he was afraid they would ask for his papers, he needed the money. He did an expert job on the flat—scraped the walls clean of paper, and the of flakes and loose patches. Yakov worked all day and into the night by yellow gaslight to get the job done, collect his rubles, and disappear.
The bleeding Hasid
Let's clean that blood. You want something to eat?
The night Yakovf finished his job in the house, Zina invited him to dinner. He was hesitant, but went any way. She had many dishes, and they ate, sang and finally went to Zina’sroom. While Zina was preparing, Yakov came out of the bathroom and saw that she was on her period. He got dressed, left the house and never looked back.
A dead 12-year-old boy is found
You killed the boy! In the name of His Majesty Nicholas the Second, I arrest you
Nikolai Maximovitch offered Yakov work at his brick factory as an overseer. Maximovitch believed Proshko and other workers where stealing bricks. Once the thief showed Yavok the voucher of the bricks, he noticed the amount Proshko wrote wasn’t the same he had counted. Jakov proceeded to tell the worker, initiating enmity between them.
One snowy night, Yakov saw an old man beingattacked by some kids. He was a Hasid, and Yakov took him to his room to cleanhis wounds and wait for the snow to stop. The Hasid stayed the night and theyleft in the morning without anyone noticing, but when Yakov came back he feltas if someone had entered his room while he was gone.
No, thank you. I will leave when the snow stops, though.
Yavok read that the body of a 12-year-old boy called Zhenia had been found in a cave nearby. He saw a picture of the boy which he recognized as one boy he had chased out of the yard. It said he was killed possibly for religious purposes. After his funeral, a crusade against jews was called. Yavok believed a pogrom would soon start. Officials came to stable and arrested him.