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Out of the Dust Chapter 68

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 68


  • There's a talent competition coming up at the Palace and Billie Jo intends on entering.
  • She goes to school early and sits at the school's piano trying to get her hands back into shape—prize money goes to first, second, and third place, and she and her father could use some extra cash.
  • More importantly, though, Billie Jo wants to prove that she can still play well, instead of Arley just telling her that she does to be nice.
  • She doubts that anyone will ever be able to watch her play without staring at her hands, but she wants to try.