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Chapter 1Takes place in PalestineThe narrator knows that he has to kill a man tomorrow He doesnt know who it is but he knows what he has to doThe man that was going to die was an EnglishmanThe reason that he had to kill was because there is a warBeggar A man that taught the narrator the difference between night and day Narrator met him while he was at the synagogueThe man wears black clothesThe narrator met the man when he was 12 years oldThe narrator as a child admitted to the beggar that he was definitely afraid of the beggarNight is purer than day it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming 4The man wants to teach the narrator to distinguish between night and dayThe beggar taught the narrator to look into the dusk and there would be a face that would appear Night has a face and day does not The face that appears is of a dead personThe night before the narrator does what he has to do he looks into the night and sees his own faceThere is going to be an execution at dawn All of the executions happened at dawn The Movement always kept their wordA month earlier there was one of their fighters that had been on a terrorist operation He was hauled in by the police and they found weapons on him They hung the man By law this is what they were supposed to do This was the tenth death sentence by the mandatory power in Palestine The Old Man decided that things had gone far enough and now he was not going to allow the English to rule any longerThe Old Man ordered that a military officer be kidnapped They kidnapped Captain John Dawson who walked alone at night 6This made the country very tenseThe English ordered a 24 hour curfew They searched every house and also arrested hundreds of suspects Tanks were stationed
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