Hugh couldn't get a job until he got a haircut. And he couldn't get a haircut until he got some money. And he couldn't get any money until he had a job-- he had tried all the other ways he could think of, and had always come out worse off than he had started. Maybe someday that one German tourist would come back and return the five dollars he had borrowed, but Hugh sincerely doubted it. And he didn't like to think of what kind of job would hire a man with a five dollar haircut, anyway.