The Bingo Palace - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Lipsha and Lyman sit at a table together at the bingo "palace," as it is nicknamed. Lyman is presenting a case for why he should have received the inheritance of Nector's pipe over Lipsha. Nector was Lyman's biological father, and Lyman feels he has a right to the sacred pipe. When Lyman speaks of the pipe as his possession, Lipsha can't help but compare his feelings toward the pipe to his feelings for Shawnee Ray. Lyman points out that Shawnee spends time with him because she chooses too. Nonetheless, Lipsha offers Lyman a trade of Shawnee's freedom of choice for the pipe. Lyman is only interested in trading money for the pipe but points out to Lipsha that Shawnee would really dislike him if she knew that Lipsha tried to trade her affection for a pipe.

Lyman gets ready for a business trip...

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