Rumble Fish - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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They end up in a bar mostly filled with black people that do not bother Rusty-James. Motorcycle Boy plays pool while Rusty-James and Steve sit at a table, watching. A guy nearby comments on how fine Motorcycle Boy is, and Rusty-James says he is going to look just like him. The guy says no, he will not. Motorcycle Boy is a prince, "royalty in exile." Irritable after having been throwing up all night, Steve asks Rusty-James if there is anything the Motorcycle Boy cannot do.

When they look up again, Motorcycle Boy is gone. Rusty-James is not surprised; Motorcycle Boy often forgets about him. He and Steve go outside, but the streets and alleys are dark and spooky. Rusty-James hurries Steve along, trying to take shortcuts through the alleys, until two guys, one black and one white, step out of the darkness. One is holding...

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