On the Road - Part 1, Chapters 13 and 14 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapters 13 and 14 Summary

Sal's money is running out and he and Terry cannot find jobs in Los Angeles, which Sal thinks is a jungle, so the pair decides to hitchhike to New York. No one stops to offer rides so Sal and Terry make it to Bakersfield on their own and hope to find work in the vineyards so that they can get the money to go to New York. There are no jobs there, so Sal and Terry hitch to Sabinal, Terry's hometown, where they connect with Terry's family and her little son, Johnny.

Sal finds a job picking cotton and loves working so close to the earth, but the job does not pay enough to provide for Terry and Johnny, so Sal leaves Terry and her son with her parents and heads back to Los Angeles. Terry and Sal vow that Terry will come...

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