After the Rain - Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 28 Summary

On Saturday afternoon, Izzy announces they are taking a bus trip. Rachel is curious about their destination, but Izzy refuses to answer her questions. They get off at Richardson Avenue and walk to West Creek Street. It is divided by Clearbrook Creek. At Fulmer Avenue, the creek flows under a small arched stone bridge. Grandpa inspects the bridge on both sides. Suddenly, Rachel understands. "Grandpa, did you build this bridge?"

They walk down to the next bridge and look at it. They admire all the bridges. On the bus on the way home, Grandpa tells Rachel he built all those bridges. On one, he left his handprint in the mortar. He wrote his initials, I.S. - Isadore Shapiro -in the soft "mud." Later, Rachel asks Lewis, "If you were going to leave your mark, what would it be?"

On another day, it is cold on their...

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