Ham on Rye - Chapters 49 through 58 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 49 through 58 Summary

Henry enrolls at L.A. City College. It's not that his father wants him to get an education, but that tuition is free and Big Henry believes there is a measure of respectability in being in college as opposed to being unemployed. On the advice of Baldy, who is already enrolled, Henry skips orientation day and plans to take journalism. When it's time to enroll, he has no idea what to do until he finds Baldy, threatens him until he outlines how to go about signing up for classes, and makes his selections. On the first day of class, Henry is hung over, has sold his books, and is thirty minutes late for English. Henry will continue to arrive late until the day the teacher says that he's assigning Henry a D for the class. Henry asks why not an F and the teacher says...

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