115- "an eternity of black yawning damnation" - miss laura lou and gray catch up with pete palomine at leo's coffee shop - he agrees to let them paint pictures for him - introduce "little rich chick" DOLLY MAINWARING, disenchanted associate of pete palomine, also times square habitue TESS THE TARANTULA, and as yet nameless former assistant poetry editor of the new yorker.
*116- "The Ballad of You and Me and Us" - the romantic poet HECTOR PHILLIPS STONE resolves to commit suicide, but his fate is postponed when he seizes an opportunity to sell a poem to Rooster at the Bowery Bar.
117- "just part of the dream" - new york detectives MULLIHAN and VARNEY arrive at coffee shop to question fortescue and carol about the dead man they discovered
118- "play ball" - carol and fortescue accompany mullihan to police station. he begins questioning them.
120- "without being too extraneous" - stan slade makes his way past the desk and out of the hotel and enters the automat - gray, miss laura lou and pete palomine in cab to pete's studio - in automat, lullaby begins his recounting of gray's tale to cosette and jake.
121- " modulations of a bar napkin" - back at bowery bar, rooster starts a poem oh his own. tired of waiting on the two bills, sniffy persuades rooster to go in search of another dealer, BUNCHY. she begins to edit and complete rooster's poem. introduce another, so far nameless poet.
122- " the same magnetic cloud" - the two bills, trying to score an ounce of marijuana to sell to sniffy and rooster, wait for their connection in a nameless coffee shop. the conversation turns to the subject of social control.
123- " mortimer of mars" - having seen stan safely off, mortimer falls asleep at his post, dreams he is on mars
124- "joey is unavailable" - angie quits poker game, floats with red the possibility of involvement in her art scam/heist. inquires after "JOEY SHAKESPEARE" apparently an actor available for criminal activity.
126- "the discrimination of proper placement" - introduce JASPER MCCARTHY, a fellow reporter of flossie's on the federal-democrat, and an aspiring drunkard and novelist, who enters prince hal room just before closing time
128- "late sleepers and criminal types " - return to police station - mullihan calls collinson residence to verify alibis of fortescue and carol - introduce rookie detective DOOLEY - red gives angie a lift back to hotel, from poker game.
129- "mysteries of the green room" - prince hal room closes for night, over objections of jasper - mack treacher, still pursuing burgoyne and o'toole, "senses" them in green room, decides to wait in alley for them.
130- "every question has a hundred answers" - in automat, stan slade is approached by suspicious bowery betty - angie is dropped off at automat by red - pete palomine, accompanied by corporal gray and miss laura lou, also decides to stop at automat
131- "the long night stretches" - detective dooley heads uptown, accompanied by stoolie FEEB FOSBERG - in automat, betty continues to suspect stan - angie arrives at automat, as do gray, miss laura lou, and pete palomine - angie recognizes stan, introduces herself to him
132- "triple play" - detective dooley arrives at automat, arrests stan slade, angie, and gray.
133- "time to wrap things up" - mack treacher hears from the professor, is told to cancel mission. bartender raoul, closing prince hal room, breaks up gathering in green room.
134- "a revolution in human understanding" - carol and fortescue still at police station, word of arrests at automat is received; sniffy, at bowery bar, is told by PERCIVAL MORGENTHALER about his ground-breaking study
135- "all nights are long" - pete palomine returns to his loft, encounters rooster and bunchy, trying to score dope; at police station,mullihan lets carol and fortescue go.
136- "a new day" - michael aka henry returns home to elmhurst ny, resigned to carol's departure; fortescue agrees to take carol on as girl friday; hyacinth returns to apartment, looking forward to life with stan's ill-gotten goods
137- "is life a dream?" - mortimer stops in at automat, then goes home to his apartment. conclusion of series.