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Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned Chapter Summary & Analysis - "The Wanderer" Summary

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"The Wanderer" Summary

"The Wanderer" takes us back to Socrates' release from prison and his move to California. Socrates had his first fight in his new surroundings within a week of his prison release. A man by the name of Charles Rinnett was trying to impress his friends and chose to degrade Socrates in the process. In the end, Charles ended up being the one degraded. Socrates broke Charles' nose and knocked him to the ground three times before the man decided to stay down.

Socrates sees Charles around Watts collecting bottles and cans. Charles has grown shabbier. Sometimes he wishes he could apologize to Charles for breaking his nose. He often has imaginary conversations with the man, trying to motivate him to do something with his life. In his conversations, Charles tells Socrates that they are both at the bottom of the white man's ladder...

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