22. TO SEE THE WORLD
March 5, 1975
Johnny Johnson’s head gets filled with adventure by Mr Edwards, and after a quarrel with his father, Johnny decides to go out and see the world. Mr. Edwards tries to dissuade Johnny, but he doesn’t give in. Mr. Edwards reluctantly lets Johnny get a ride to Sleepy Eye. Mr Edwards tries to find a way change Johnny’s mind and stages a fixed poker game so that Johnny will lose all his money. But Johnny wins a lot more money than expected. He falls in love with a waitress, Miss Mimi, who’s supposed to be interested in him while he still has money and lose interest in him when his money dries out, in order to teach Johnny a lesson. Mr Edwards promises Miss Mimi some money if she can persuade Johnny to go back home to his father. She tells him that she made that mistake when she was younger and wishes she hadn’t. She promises Johnny to go home to her old ailing parents only if Johnny promises to go home. He eventually returns after losing all his own and Mr. Edwards money.