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On the Road

On the Road

by Jack Kerouac

On the Road Part 2, Chapter 2 Summary

  • Dean, Sal, Marylou, and Ed set out to drive Sal’s brother’s furniture a thousand miles to his new house. In thirty hours. Round trip. You do the math.
  • Sal sits in the car thinking about how he had absolutely no reason to rush off with Dean when what he is really supposed to be doing is marrying a woman named Lucille.
  • He explains to Dean that he wants to marry and settle down, instead of being crazy all the time.
  • Dean digs it.
  • They wash dishes at a diner instead of paying their bill. Rather, Sal and Ed do dishes while Dean and Marylou do each other in the back corner.
  • They go through Times Square on the way home.

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