After the Rain - Study Guide Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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This chapter contains entries from Rachel's journal. The reader learns that on Saturday, while they rested, Grandpa Izzy started talking about the handprint he left on the bridge. When Grandpa's boss, Dondahough, discovered it, he fired Izzy. Rachel is shocked that he could be fired over such a small thing, but Izzy disagrees. He says during the depression, many men wanted jobs. Workers were fired for the smallest transgressions. Izzy points out it would be a problem if everyone put left his handprint in the wet cement, and Rachel has to agree.

Grandpa says that Rachel's mother should have named her after Grandma Eva, instead of after her paternal grandmother. Rachel disagrees, but realizes she is no longer afraid of Izzy. While the pair is walking on Friday, a large white dog runs after then on Blake Avenue. Rachel cries out in fear and surprise. Her Grandfather...

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