The Day of the Locust - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

Harry Greener is dead. The crowd gathered in front of the apartment door is only too eager to repeat the news. Tod lets himself into the apartment to see Faye, who is crying into a bath towel and wearing a ratty old negligee. He isn't very successful in consoling her, but Mary Dove shoves her way in, and Faye is glad to see her.

Mrs. Johnson, the janitress, finally gets Faye to come to her senses. It's her job to see that funerals are handled properly. She inquires about Faye's ability to pay for a proper burial for her father. If she doesn't have any money, the city will bury him in a pauper's grave. Both Mary and Tod offer money to help, but Faye declines it. Composing herself, Faye asks Mary if she can get her a job at Mrs. Jenning's. Mary is certain she can...

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