On the Road
by Jack Kerouac
Terry Timeline and Summary
- Terry meets Sal in the bus station – she likes that he is a "nice college boy."
- Then she suspects that he is a pimp and freaks out.
- Terry apologizes for her suspicions and makes up for it by having sex with Sal.
- They bum around L.A. together.
- They have no money, but get drunk together.
- Turns out that Terry has a child and has abandoned her abusive husband.
- She and Sal hang out with her brother, Rickey, and put off until tomorrow what really needed to be done yesterday.
- She helps Sal pick cotton and doesn’t want him to leave.