Ask the Dust - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

J.C. Hackmuth, whose picture hangs on Arturo's wall, wants to publish Arturo's long letter as a story in his magazine, and has sent him a check for $175. He will remove the greeting and ending and call it The Long Lost Hills. Arturo has a wave of rebellious arrogance, having now been published twice. and feels quite inflated as a writer. He insists on giving Mrs. Hargraves an extra $5 after paying his rent, which angers her, but he is now feeling wealthy and smug, stating that he never changes his mind.

After a large spending spree during which he buys clothes, a toothbrush, lotion, cigarettes, candy, a watch, a lamp, new paper, ties, a robe and slippers, he bathes and enjoys his new possessions. When his new clothes arrive from the May Company, they also send along his old clothes, which he had...

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