The Dharma Bums Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2

* Ray arrives in LA, back from a trip in Mexico.

* Ray jumps on a train, hobo-style, to get out of LA.

* Ray meets a hobo and the two sit and talk for a while, sharing wine.

* Ray jumps off the train at Santa Barbara.

* Ray hitchhikes to San Francisco where he meets Japhy.

* Ray and Japhy go to a poetry reading at Gallery Six.

Chapter 3 | Chapter 4

* Ray lives with Alvah Goldbook near the University of California at Berkeley campus.

* Japhy lives on the other side of campus.

* As Ray and Japhy talk, Japhy mentions 'yabyum,' but does not explain its meaning.

* Alvah, Warren, Ray and Japhy all sit around, getting drunk, discussing poetry.

Chapter 5 | Chapter 6

* Japhy and a woman named Princess stop by Ray and Alvah's house.

* Ray encounters Japhy, Princess, and Alvah, all nude, in the state of yasyum, according to Japhy.

* Ray is...

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