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Jacob was always the strong one. He was older by a full hour. He led in all their childhood play and work. He protected Sydney in the Nazi concentration camp. He let him win at tennis in college. He chose the Centre, and then later he rejected it. It was Jacob who was willing to go against the Centre and Sydney who wanted to keep the status quo. Jacob was the one who was open and easy, willing to change. And then he was gone, helpless, trapped, and Sydney was left to fill both their places. He filled them imperfectly.