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No Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt
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May 17, 11

Josh's main talent is the piano, having been taught by his mother. However, while living with the temper of his father, he sets upon the decision to leave Chicago and find a living on his own. His mother supports his decision.
Despite Josh's feelings about Joey, Howie convinces Josh to bring him along, which later turns out to be a good decision. With the hope that their musical talents could earn them a living, they set out. Howie brought his banjo, and Joey was a great singer. On the first day, Joey's singing combined with Howie's talented playing allowed the trio to gain 78 cents. Josh realizes Joey's importance and no longer regrets bringing him along.However, while trying to get to Nebraska by riding on a freight train, a tragedy fell upon the three. Howie, while running alongside a train which the brothers had already boarded, was struck by a train coming from the opposite direction. Josh and Joey continued, even declining the hospitality of a kind man. The two managed to survive by begging.

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