People wish Charlie luck on his operation. Joe Carp from the bakery brings him a chocolate cake, Alice Kinnian brings him magazines to read, and then finally Nemur tells Charlie to rest and that he cannot have any more visitors. Nemur says that if the operation goes well they will be able to use it on other people as well. The day before the operation they do not let Charlie eat anything and he is hungry.
This entry takes places on March 8. Charlie is revealed as a superstitious individual, although benignly so. When people wish him luck for his operation, he rattles off his good luck charms: “I hope I have luk. I got my rabits foot and my luky penny and my horshoe” (9). He doesn’t seem to really know about luck, or have any conception of religions or faith, but clings on to this positive energy.