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Going Bovine Chapter 17

By Libba Bray

Chapter 17

Which Treats of Our Daring Escape from St. Jude's and Our Talk with a Stinky Dude in a Tinfoil Hat

  • Cam and Gonzo have to sneak out of the hospital without being noticed—they manage to dodge Glory just starting her rounds and creep down the stairwell to freedom.
  • They hail a cab… and then realize they have no idea where they're going. Oops. Cam desperately looks for a sign and finally sees one in a feather on a Roadrunner Bus billboard. With that, they're off.
  • At the depressing, urine-soaked bus depot, however, they are told there aren't any buses running until tomorrow morning. Bummer.
  • But then, as luck would have it, the guy with the tinfoil cap from a few chapters ago tells them about a private charter bus that's waiting downstairs, destined for Mardi Gras. It must be a sign, right?
  • The boys are headed to New Orleans.