the glass castle
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Rex gave Jeannette all he had to give, which wasn't much, but it was something. He walked his daughter to the bus station to see her off, and he gave her his favorite jackknife for protection. He also told her that she could always come home.
When Jeannette tells her father she may have to drop out of Barnard because she is $1,000 dollars short of tuition money, Rex produces $950 of earnings from poker games and tells her to use it towards school. Jeannette says that they need the money more than she does but her parents insist that she take it.