Ten Cents a Dance - Chapters 17-21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 17-21 Summary

In Chapter 17, Chester's house is a small, brick two bedroom bungalow. It is much nicer than the flat where Ruby and her family lived before and all the appliances are much better. Ruby behaves aloof the first few days there and her mother thinks it is because she misses her father, but it is really because Ruby is worried her mother will learn she has had sex. Later, Chester announces to Ruby that she will be going back to school in the fall. Ruby does not want to stop working, but she does not know how to convince her mother to allow her to continue. It is not that Ruby likes the Starlight, but she likes the restaurants and clubs that customers take her to afterward. Ruby convinces Chester to ask her mother to allow her two weeks to work out...

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