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Cannery Row

Cannery Row


by John Steinbeck

Cannery Row Chapter 4 Summary

  • Around dawn and dusk, the "old Chinaman" makes his appearance on Cannery Row (4.1). He goes down to the water at night and then heads back into town in the morning.
  • He seriously creeps everyone out.
  • Once a little boy who was visiting decided to tease him. When the old Chinaman turned around, he scared the little boy half to death.

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