Cities of the Plain - Ch. II Pg. 127-152 Summary & Analysis

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Ch. II Pg. 127-152 Summary

Billy goes to the White Lake and asks the barman if he can speak to "el patron," Eduardo on a business deal. The barman makes him pay twenty dollars before he calls in the pimp, Tiburcio. Again, Billy asks for Eduardo, saying he has a deal he might be interested in. Tiburcio takes him back through to Eduardo's office.

Billy offers to buy a girl from Eduardo on behalf of his friend, but Eduardo says they are not for sale, that they are not held against their will. He tells Billy the girl has an illness and that she is a "whore to the bone." He then admits that the girl owes him money for her clothes and jewelry.

When Billy returns to the ranch, he tells John Grady the answer was no and that he can't buy her. Billy tells...

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