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After the Rain Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 22 Summary

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Chapter 22 Summary

This chapter contains entries from Rachel's journal. The reader learns that when she arrived on Friday, Rachel could tell Izzy was in a bad mood. His eyebrows were furrowed together. Izzy walked more quickly than usual and was absolutely quiet. He resisted all Rachel's attempts at conversation. Rachel is angry with her grandfather at first, but as he continues to cough and wheeze, she begins to feel empathy.

Rachel decides to try to change her grandfather's mood. She talks about her job sacking groceries, but he just grunts. Finally Rachel gives up trying to start a conversation. Surprisingly, Grandpa begins to make conversation, asking Rachel questions. Rachel is proud that when Izzy snaps at her, she snaps right back. Walking along in silence, Rachel realizes why her grandfather is so silent today. Izzy enjoys walking everyday. When Rachel works on Thursdays, he doesn't get out of the...

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