After the Rain - Study Guide Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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After work, Grandpa Izzy calls, angry and hurt because Rachel didn't show up for their walk. Rachel protests she was working, although she had plenty of time before work since school let out early. Rachel feels guilty, as though she has done something wrong, even though she didn't know he was expecting her. She protests, but he curtly says, "See you tomorrow," and hangs up.

On Friday, she takes Izzy for his walk. He is silent the whole time. At supper that night, Rachel opens her mouth to tell her mother she doesn't want to walk with Grandpa any more. Before Rachel can say anything, Shirley tells her what a relief it is to know Rachel will be there for his walk. Her mother's eyes are wet with tears of relief as she thanks Rachel. So Rachel is sort of "stuck."

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