The Bingo Palace - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Still in the station at the border of Canada, all Lipsha can think of is jumping in his car and escaping everything. Shawnee Ray isn't speaking a word to him, nor will she acknowledge him with as much as a gesture. She just keeps her head bowed over. Eventually, she wearily heads to the phone and calls Zelda, who calls Lyman. He makes it to the border station in a half hour. Part of Lipsha hopes that he keeps on driving through the checkpoint into Canada, but Lyman is obviously there to save Shawnee. Lipsha and Shawnee watch from inside, as Lyman talks with the guard, assuring him of the pipe's deep history and significance.

By the end of the conversation, the guard seems friendlier, and Lipsha wishes he knew how to carry himself in the manner that Lyman does. Shawnee pieces together...

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