Grapes of Wrath Part 7

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  • THE JOADS ESCAPE FROM THE PEACH FARM, WITH THE NEWLY GUILTY TOM IN TOW. THEY FIND WORK AND SHELTER AT A COTTON FARM. THEY ARE FORCED TO TAKE RESIDENCE IN A BOXCAR THAT THEY MUST SHARE. THEIR NEW ROOMMATES, THE WAINWRIGHTS, SEEM HOSPITABLE.
  • TOM IS FORCED TO LIVE IN A DAMP, DARK CAVE TO AVOID BEING ARRESTED. MA COMES TO TELL HIM THAT WORD HAS GOTTEN OUT ABOUT HIS ACTIONS, AND THAT HE MUST LEAVE AT ONCE. BEFORE GOING TOM EXPLAINS WHAT CASY TAUGHT HIM, AND HOW IT HAS HELPED GUIDE HIM IN HIS LIFE.
  • IF CASY TAUGHT ME ANYTHING, ITS THAT PEOPLE NEED TO STICK TOGETHER. EVERYONE IS PART OF A GREATER WHOLE. NOW I NEED TO GO AND UNITE MYSELF WITH THAT WHOLE. GOOBYE, MA.
  • ALTHOUGH THE NEWS OF TOM'S FATE IS SADDENING, MA RETURNS TO A HAPPY SIGHT. AL AND THE WAINWRIGHTS' DAUGHTER, AGNES, ARE ENGAGED
  • WE CAN'T STAND IT HERE ANY LONGER. WE'RE GOING TO GET MARRIED AND GO LIVE BY OURSELVES!
  • IN THE FOLLOWING DAYS, THE JOADS ARE PLAGUED BY TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR. THE STORM IS SO VICIOUS THAT THEIR BOXCAR BEGINS TO FLOOD. AS THEY BUILD A DAMN TO STYMIE THE FLOODING, A TREE COLLAPSES AND ERASES THEIR PROGRESS.
  • IF THAT CREEK COMES UP, IT'LL FLOOD US!
  • EVERYTHING'S GOING TO BE ALRIGHT...
  • TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, ROSE OF SHARON BEGINS TO GO INTO LABOR. THE MEN WORK EXTRA HARD TO STOP THE FLOODING FOR HER. IN THE NIGHT, ROSE OF SHARON GIVES BIRTH TO A STILLBORN BABY. EVERYONE IS LEFT DISHEARTENED BY THIS NEWS.
  • AS THE STORM RAGES ON FOR DAYS, THE JOADS ARE FORCED TO ABANDON THEIR BOXCAR. THEY MANAGE TO FIND A DRY BARN TO TAKE REFUGE IN. INSIDE, THEY FIND A BOY AND HIS DYING GRANDFATHER. ROSE OF SHARON DECIDES TO GIVE THE MAN THE GIFT OF LIFE BY BREASTFEEDING HIM.
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