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On the Road

On the Road


by Jack Kerouac

On the Road Part 2, Chapter 11 Summary

  • Dean finally gets around to saving the near-starving Sal by bringing him to Camille’s place.
  • Of all things, Dean got a job demonstrating a pressure cooker in people’s homes.
  • They meet up with a guy named Slim Gaillard who says "orooni" at the end of every sentence, as in "right-orooni." Try it and lose all your friends in three days.
  • He takes off his shirt and drums while people sit and listen to him. This is a routine thing. Dean loves it because he says Slim knows time. Sound familiar?
  • Slim also knows a ton of languages, and possibly is making some of them up.
  • In retrospect, Sal tells us that no one knows where Slim is anymore, but that Dean had a dream where he (Dean, that is) was pregnant, and Slim was God.
  • Crazy jazz follows.
  • Dean finds Marylou again, and Sal’s like, forget you guys, I’m going home and no you CANNOT have any of my sandwiches. Sounds like the end of Part Two.

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