The Dharma Bums - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Ray and Japhy make a huge fire at camp, cook dinner, eat and then wash dishes. They talk about language and meaning. Japhy claims to have learned many significant things about language from Ray. Later, Japhy uses a star map and looks at the stars. Japhy is very giving throughout the night and makes sure that Ray receives more than half of the food. He also positions Ray closer to the fire. They drift off to sleep as Ray muses about his past life of drinking and disappointment. He feels his life has been largely wasted and considers Japhy's life to be on a good path. Ray sleeps well, and in the morning they have more tea. Eventually, they hear Morley's yodeling and go to the edge of the escarpment where they see him, about two miles off. As they watch, he covers...

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