After receiving a series of ominous threats in the wake of her alleged kidnapping, Reatha has been compelled to leave Los Angeles with her parents; this chapter begins with her arrival in the remote town of El Centro, California. Longing for Los Angeles, Reatha returns alone and startles her friends and newspapers with an announcement that she was married to an Arizona rancher named Jack Lytelle and widowed soon after. The rest of the chapter focuses upon Reatha’s emerging dancing talent, her escapades in the city’s cabarets, and her father’s appeal to juvenile authorities to rescue her from what he believes to be her imminent ruin. Pronouncing seventeen-year-old Reatha “too beautiful” to remain alone in Los Angeles and threatening her with imprisonment, the chief juvenile officer forces her to return to her parents in El Centro.
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