The Rum Diary: The Long Lost Novel - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 Summary

Paul Kemp goes drinking with his friends the night he is to fly to Puerto Rico, hoping to get drunk enough to sleep on the plane. Paul is very drunk when he arrives at the airport. However, he is not too drunk to appreciate the pretty girl in line in front of him. Paul rushes to the plane, hoping to get two seats beside each other so he can entice the girl to sit beside him. However, an old man takes the extra seat despite the typewriter Paul has put on it. Paul tries to make the man leave before the girl boards. When the man refuses, Paul is accused of hurting the man. The girl sits further up on the plane. When the plane lands, Paul tries to wait until the girl reaches his aisle before standing, but again the old man...

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