Factotum - Chapters 68-80 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 68-80 Summary

The State sends Henry to an automobile brake parts company near skid row, where he makes himself look good on the application, believing firms rarely check references. George Henley glances at the form and asks two women if they think Henry can stand them. Henley starts Henry sorting identical brake shoes into three cartons by type. Ordered not to smoke, Henry's first act when alone is to crack the window and light up. He loses the job quickly. The only job he has hated to lose is driving Red Cross nurses around San Francisco collecting blood during the war. He loses it by taking the wrong bridge out of town, getting lost in skid row, and nearly getting them all raped.

Yellow Cab Company requires fingerprinting as part of the application process. The girl is impressed with Henry's expertise. Janeway Smithson is in charge of...

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