Tales of Ordinary Madness - Study Guide Love it or Leave it Summary & Analysis

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Bukowski signs up to join a railroad crew in Sacramento. The recruiter gives him a train ticket and the next day Bukowski arrives along with about thirty other men for the train to California. The other men are ragged and boisterous, and Bukowski sits apart from them. They grow suspicious of him and resent the fact that he does not join them. They play pranks on him and threaten him.

Midway through Texas, the foreman distributes cans of food for which the men will have to work later, but no can openers. The cans remain unopened, and the foreman picks them up for the next crew. Throughout the rest of the journey to California, a few men jump from the train every time it stops. In Los Angeles, Bukowski uses his food coupons to buy beer, then finds a...

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