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America is in the Heart - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 16 Summary

"I began to be afraid, riding alone in the freight train. I wanted suddenly to go back to Stockton and look for a job in the tomato fields, but the train was already traveling fast. I was in flight again, away from an unknown terror that seemed to follow me everywhere. Dark flight into another place, toward other enemies. But there was a clear sky and the night was ablaze with stars. I could still see the faint haze of Stockton's lights in the distance, a halo arching above it and fading into a backdrop of darkness." ( pg. 119) Carlos jumps from freight train to freight train, making his way south, finally getting off at Salinas. He jumps trains, watching and doing what the hoboes do. He rides from Salinas to San Luis Obispo by hanging on to a rod behind the coal car...

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