Jake 1

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The barnstormer named Jake in "Death's Drag" is "also a Jew" (like Ginsfarb). Dressed in a suit and "handsome in a dull quiet way" (188), he looks to the narrator like "a man of infrequent speech" (unlike Ginsfarb). It's worth noting that although the narrator identifies the two men as Jewish, he qualifies that by saying that "the spectators saw" that they "were of a different race from themselves, without being able to say what the difference was" (188). Jake drives the car during the airshow for Ginsfarb's climactic stunt as "Demon Duncan" - the "death drop & drag of death" (190).

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