On the Road - Part 3, Chapters 4 and 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapters 4 and 5 Summary

Dean has made arrangements for Sal and him to make the San Francisco to Denver part of their trip east by way of a travel-bureau car where drivers offer to take passengers in exchange for gas money. The driver of the car is a tall gay man and the other two passengers in the car are a couple who seem very leery of Dean's erratic behavior.

As the car glides slowly southward, Sal tells Dean about times when he was younger and imagining that he could hold a huge scythe out the car window and chop off trees and mountains at his discretion. Dean has also had dreams like that and the discussion leads to other dreams and the other passengers get increasingly more nervous at Sal and Dean's agitated behavior. The car only makes it as far as Sacramento and the other...

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