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The Ballad of the Sad Café Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Jockey Summary

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The Jockey Summary

A jockey named Bitsy Barlow steps into a busy dining room. He is dressed elegantly. At one table sits three people representing the management sector of the horseracing industry - a rich man investor, a horse trainer, and a bookie. The men see Bitsy. One declares that Bitsy is crazy, stemming from an incident about six months ago in which a good friend of Bitsy's, a fellow rider, got trampled on the track and broke his legs bad. Bitsy had often had the young rider to his room to play cards or read the sports pages, and Bitsy took it very hard and has not been the same since. The rich man dismisses the accident with 'these things happen.'

Bitsy walks through the dining room and confronts the three men. Bitsy had just ridden the horse of the trainer and rich man. The table...

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