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Daniel goes to visit Mirah and Mordecai. He's surprised to see Mr. Lapidoth there.
As Daniel leaves, Mr. Lapidoth guesses that Mirah is in love with him.
The next time Daniel goes to visit, both Daniel and Mirah feel like Mr. Lapidoth's presence is like a wall between the two of them because he'll observe too much.
Daniel goes to see Hans. Hans doesn't look so great. He tells Daniel that he's been smoking opium.
Daniel reveals to Hans that he's learned that he's really Jewish.
Hans tells Daniel that his mother already gave him the scoop. He asks Daniel if Gwendolen knows. Daniel says no.
It also comes out that they're both in love with Mirah. Daniel is like, "Well, you and I can still be friends because neither of us will get her." Hans disagrees. He says that their friendship won't be able to bear the strain.
Hans tells Daniel that Mirah is jealous of Gwendolen. He tells him to go get Mirah.