Ten Cents a Dance - Chapters 5-10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5-10 Summary

In Chapter 5, the next morning, Ruby wakes with the conviction that she will not be able to find a suitable dress and will have to quit the Starlight. However, as Ruby talks to her mother about quitting, she remembers that Angie's married sister has some gowns her husband bought for her on their honeymoon. Ruby tells her mother she is going to do her errands for her and goes to find Angie. Angie skips her afternoon classes to go around with Ruby. Ruby tells Angie about the Starlight and her need of a gown. Angie gets the only good gown her sister owns, a white one with sequins along the bodice. When Ruby dresses that night at the Starlight, it is clear that this is a much more appropriate dress. Even Yvonne seems impressed. Ruby dances frequently that night. Late in...

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