Ask the Dust - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Arturo's neighbor, Hellfrick, asks him for money for meat, which he craves.

Arturo tries to write his night with Camilla as a piece of fiction, but, instead of going directly into the Columbia Buffet, Arturo sends a telegram to Camilla telling her he loves her and wants to marry her. Although he has changed his mind, he cannot get keep the delivery boy from delivering it. He watches Camilla through the window as she reads the telegram and laughs, sharing it with the bartenders and other men in the bar, who also laugh.

Dejected but determined, Arturo pays to dance with a blond woman and later heads to the Columbia Buffet where he waits for Camilla to get off work. Sitting in her car, Arturo finds Camilla's hat and instead of waiting to see her takes the hat home and sleeps with it...

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