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On the Road

On the Road


by Jack Kerouac

On the Road Part 3, Chapter 1 Summary

  • Some time has passed. Sal is completely alone in Denver, hauls around crates all day, and has existential crises.
  • He muses about Dean’s missing father.
  • He wishes he were black, because he’s bored with the white world. Actually, he wishes he were anything but white.
  • Sal watches a child’s baseball game and is envious and sad. But, mostly sad. In a really poetic way.
  • He goes to see some random rich girl who gives him a hundred dollar bill for kicks.
  • He gets a ride with some pimps and feels that he is on the road to heaven.
  • What's the first thing Sal does when he gets to San Francisco? He looks up Dean.

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