The Joads have been at Weedpatch for one month, and they still haven't found work.
They've been feasting upon fried dough. Yum.
Ma is worried about Winfield and Rose of Sharon—they don't look too hot.
The family decides to leave Weedpatch and move north to Tulare, where cotton pickers are needed.
The Joads take their time saying goodbye to the camp: Pa and Uncle spend some time on the toilet, Al rolls around with his new girlfriend, Tom smokes a cigarette with Jule and Wilkie, and Winfield punches a kid for calling him an "Okie."
At the crack of down the next morning, the Joads leave Weedpatch.
Soon after, they run over a nail and pop a tire.
As they are fixing the tire, a man pulls over and asks the Joads if they are looking for work. He tells them that the Hooper ranch, forty miles north, is looking for people to pick peaches.
As they approach the Hooper ranch, there's some kind of hullabaloo a-brewing.
Police stop them behind a line of several other, beat-up cars.
Motorcycles escort the cars into the gates of Hooper ranch.
Outside of the gates, people are screaming and yelling.
The Joads are assigned a little shack to stay in, and it is really dirty and smelly.
Pa, Tom, John, and Al head straight for the fields. They are told they can earn five cents per bucket of peaches that they pick.
When they've earned a dollar, Ma goes to the little grocery store in the peach camp and buys food.
Dinner time! Everyone is starving. They have hamburgers, which is an insane luxury.
Tom tries to figure out what all of the hullabaloo with the angry, yelling people was about.
A guard at the peach camp gates tells him the angry, yelling people were picketers, and then he tells Tom to walk in the other direction.
Tom sneaks under the barbed wire fence that surrounds the peach camp. He's feeling a little Sherlock Holmes-ish; he wants to figure out what is going down, why people were yelling and screaming outside the gates of the peach camp.
Down the road a ways from the peach camp, Tom spies a tent with a lit lantern. He pays a visit.
Guess who is there? You'll never guess. Reverend Jim Casy.
Casy is with his cronies, and he tells Tom stories about the time he spent in jail. He tells Tom that it's powerful when oppressed men get together and fight their oppressors.