Chapter 1, Slaughter on Fifth Avenue
• The story begins with the dream world called the "Land," where three characters -- Luz, Wilkinson, and Prinado -- eagerly await the return of Princess Barbie.
• They worry that she is lost or has forgotten them.
• Martin Tenbones thinks that she is lost and needs the Porpentine to find them.
• In the real or physical world, a young woman called Barbie lives in a small apartment in New York. She is going to go shopping with her friend Wanda.
• Wanda makes coffee for Barbie, borrowing cream from a lesbian couple that inhabit another apartment.
• Barbie wears her make-up like a chessboard, and they leave to take the subway to window shop at Tiffany's.
• Barbie and Wanda see a beggar woman begging for change. Barbie gives her 50 cents.
• The woman runs away, frightened by the sight of a big dog.
• Wanda and Barbie are...
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