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Goodbye to Berlin, Section 2 Summary

"Sally Bowles" The author describes his first encounter with Sally Bowles - young, English, impulsive, and talkative (see "Quotes," Goodbye to Berlin, p. 22). He narrates their rapidly deepening friendship - his visits to the nightclub where she sings (not very well), his shock when he discovers she's only nineteen, and his distaste at her eccentric diet (which is based on The Prairie Oyster, a cocktail of raw egg and Worcestershire sauce). Above all, he hints at his amusement at her flightiness and self-consciousness (see "Quotes," Goodbye to Berlin, p. 27). He describes how, after a quarrel with her landlady, Sally moves into the room once occupied by Fraulein Kost, and how Sally continues to fulfill her ambitions to be a great actress by dating (and apparently having sex with) a string of wealthy older men. He also describes...

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