Study Guide

Out of the Dust Chapter 99

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 99

Gone West

  • Traveling on a boxcar isn't exactly riding in style, and Billie Jo's sore and beat up after a two-day journey through blistering heat and freezing cold in the mountains.
  • She observes migrant workers camping along the train tracks, and sees a girl she knows. The identity of this girl isn't explicitly stated, but we can assume that it's her old friend, Livie Killian, who moved away the year before.