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On the Road

On the Road


by Jack Kerouac

On the Road Part 3, Chapter 3 Summary

  • Dean says he wants to try looking for his father again in Denver.
  • Dean no longer needs Marylou. We’ve heard that one before.
  • Before they leave San Francisco, they get chauffeured around by a guy named Roy Johnson.
  • They try to find Remi Boncoeur, but fail.
  • Galatea is around because Ed ditched her again and went to Denver. She’s convinced he’ll come back to her and blames all of their crazy gang for what Ed does.
  • They go out in a crowd and everyone sits around and tells Dean he’s a jerk while Sal feebly tries to defend him. Dean just sits there and giggles.
  • Sal tries to understand it, and comes up with this: Dean is the "HOLY GOOF." Capitals and all.
  • Sal’s been using this word "Beat" all the time and now he decides that Dean is the soul of Beat.
  • Dean does what he’s been doing quite a bit of lately: rubs his belly and licks his lips.

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