Study Guide

Out of the Dust Chapter 98

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 98

Out of the Dust

  • Holy Toledo, Shmoopsters—Billie Jo's doing it. She's actually doing it, packing and taking food from the kitchen and everything.
  • We don't know whether to be happy for her or think she's making a huge mistake. On one hand, things aren't looking so good… But on the other, there still has to be hope, right?
  • Oh man. Now she's at the train station—our main girl is totally serious about this.
  • Billie Jo gets on a boxcar headed west. She says once, she might have headed to Washington to see President Roosevelt, maybe to play piano for him—but now she's finally headed to California. She's finally getting out.