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A Long Way from Chicago Chapter Summary & Analysis - "The Troop Train" Summary

Richard Peck
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"The Troop Train" Summary

After years pass, Joe becomes a soldier in World War II. He is sent to basic training and must pass through Grandma's town on the train. He sends her a letter to that effect. As they pass through, Joe can see Grandma's house all lit up and Grandma herself, standing large and bigger than life, waving goodbye until the train passes through.

"The Troop Train" Analysis

The last episode is a very short chapter, but it is a fitting closing to the book. Grandma waves, and Joe, now an adult, waves back, saluting the grand lady that Grandma is.

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