Ten Cents a Dance - Chapters 11-16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 11-16 Summary

In Chapter 11, on Sunday, Paulie is waiting for Ruby after church. Paulie is angry that Ruby went looking for him all over town, but Ruby accuses him of liking her too much to be mad. It turns out Ruby is correct. Paulie kisses Ruby and gives her the money she needs to get Tom off her back. Tom shows up two days later as Ruby is leaving the Starlight. When she gives him the money, Tom threatens to tell Del stories about Ruby and Peggy anyway. Ruby threatens to tell Tom's wife about his actions at the Starlight. Tom finally gives up and leaves. After this, Ruby begins seeing Paulie regularly, sneaking away to meet him at a theater in a different neighborhood from the one she lives in. At the same time, Ruby strikes up something like a friendship with...

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