Manhattan Transfer - Chapter 3, Dollars Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, Dollars Summary

George Baldwin is a new lawyer in town who has been trying, unsuccessfully, to build a practice for three months. He leaves his office with a disgusted attitude to take lunch at a chophouse and reads about Gus' accident in the paper. This gives George an idea to take the case and win a large settlement for Gus, from which George will receive his fee. The newspaper story gives Gus' address, and George goes to see him. Gus is still in the hospital, but his wife and baby are home. George explains to Nellie McNiel how Gus can sue the railroad for a big settlement, and during the conversation, George falls in love with Nellie.

Ellen suggests that she and her friend Alice walk down a path into Central Park, but Alice is afraid of kidnappers. Ellie accuses her of being...

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