Part 1, Chapter 10 Summary
Thompson becomes increasingly nervous as he continues to wait for the valet to bring The Shark around. Finally he hears a voice calling, “MISTER DUKE!” (the pseudonym under which he had taken his room at the hotel). He hears the voice again but thinks he is hallucinating. Again he hears, “MISTER DUKE! Wait!”
Thompson thinks he has been discovered sneaking out of the hotel and believes he will be arrested. He wonders what it will be like to write a novel behind bars. A lot of people have done so successfully, he reasons. He remembers visiting the prison in Carson City, Nevada, on assignment for a story. He interviewed a lot of people there, both cops and cons. All were eager to see their story in print, to have...
(The entire section is 627 words.)