Malcolm X chapter 9

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  • Malcolm
  • Laura
  • Laura and Malcolm were hanging out again. They would smoke marijuana together.
  • "I met Laura again. We were really glad to see each other again. Laura was high whenever I saw her,now,too; we smoked some reefers together" Pg: 139
  • Malcolm was looking for a new job. This time it was gambling.He gambles so well that he impresses John Hughes, the biggest gambler in town. After this, Malcolm really has a reputation.
  • Malcolm was Trying to repair a stolen watch. When Malcolm tries to repair one of the watchers he got during a burglary, police arrest him. Malcolm was actually lucky because if he hadn't been arrested, Sophia's husband's friend would have killed him when he returned to his apartment.
  • Malcolm
  • "I'd try to run it up into something, playing stud poker at John Hughes' gambling house" Pg: 139 " I've never seen a young man play his hole card like he played" " The story of that poker game helped my on-scene reputation among the other gamblers and hustlers around Roxbury" Pg: 141
  • "I had put a stolen watch into a jewelry shop to replace a broken crystal. The person from whom it had been stolen by us, I later found, had described the repair that it needed. All the jewelers in Boston had been alerted. The Jew waited until I had paid him before he laid the watch on the counter. He gave his signal." I knew it was a cop" He said quietly, step into the back" Pg: 151
  • John Hughes
  • Malcolm started thinking about a new job, one that he can do with Shorty. He came up with the idea of being burglars.
  • Malcolm
  • Rudy
  • Shorty
  • "And when I mentioned what I had in mind house burglary Shorty,who always had been so relatively conservative,really surprised me by how quickly he agreed. He didn't even know anything about burglarizing" Pg: 143
  • White man
  • Sophia
  • Malcolm
  • "I don't know how I ever made such a mistake as I next did. I could have talked to her later. I didn't know, or care,who the white fellow was. My cocaine told me to get up."Then up I came. I know I called them," Baby" Pg: 150/151
  • One day when Malcolm was high,he saw Sophia on the dance floor with a white man. Malcolm goes up to them and calls her baby.
  • Shorty and Malcolm are put into prison.
  • "We seem to be sentenced because of those girls" Pg: 153
  • Shorty
  • Malcolm
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