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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

  

by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath Chapter 29 Summary

  • The winter rains hit California hard, soaking and flooding the fields and orchards.
  • Rain means no work for the migrant workers; no work means no food for the thousands of starving families.
  • People can't get dry, diseases thrive, and the cars die from having been soaked with water.
  • Many grow desperate for food, resorting to robbery in order to survive.
  • Landowners and merchants gather guns and tighten their security to protect themselves from the wrath of the workers and their families.
  • Eventually the rain stops, but the families know there will be no work until springtime.

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