Jailbird - Chapters 5, 6, 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5, 6, 7 and 8 Summary

Chapter 5 - Back in his cell, Starbuck is greeted by his friend the guard, Clive Carter, who speaks encouragingly to him as they walk across the open prison yard to where Starbuck is to be picked up by a bus. As they cross, they encounter di Sanza, who speaks admiringly of America and its free enterprise system. Carter speaks admiringly of di Sanza's capacity to make and save and believe in money, reminding Starbuck that he (Starbuck) once had a million dollars himself. This leads Starbuck to recall how he got that money - it was hidden in his basement at the White House by Watergate conspirators, where it was found and used as evidence in his trial. Starbuck also encounters Fender, convicted of treason during World War II and imprisoned for life. Starbuck tells how Fender, writing under one of his pseudonyms (including Kilgore...

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