Chapter 16 Summary

When she arrives back in Hard Pan, Lucky sees Brigitte’s car at the Captain’s house, so she runs home and packs her things to run away. She hopes that Brigitte will not notice she is gone until late afternoon, when the bus normally drops her off. Lucky rushes to pack quickly so that she can leave before the sandstorm gets bad enough to blow roofs off of houses or confuse her about which direction she is going.

In her survival backpack, Lucky carries specimen boxes, mineral oil, Lincoln’s special knot, a copy of the twelve-step handbook, and other important items to keep her from getting bored and sad while she is gone. She also takes toilet paper, food, the parsley grinder, and her mother’s ashes. She shoves...

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