Following his soujourn with Patty Poo and the others, and in a quest for his continuing education, our hero goes in search of adventure
The narrator's the only child of a fast ageing mother. He's unsure of his sexual orientation. He skips school and teaches himself in the local public library, which is situated next to the public toilets. He soon learns how to earn tips from the clientele. But the money's not enough, and he's forced to try out 'real' work.