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After the Rain Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 39 Summary

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Chapter 39 Summary

This chapter contains entries from Rachel's journal. The reader learns that Izzy was in a lot of pain on Sunday night. It's terrible for Rachel to see her grandfather in pain, and not be able to help. It's difficult for Shirley, too; so difficult she had to leave. Alice Farnum came to visit Izzy in the hospital. Izzy made a special effort to be sociable with Alice, then began gasping for air as soon as she left. When Rachel sees her grandfather gasping for air, she feels as if she can't breathe, either.

Izzy won't eat his lunch on Monday. He says no one can help him. Rachel keeps telling herself he is dying, but she doesn't really believe it. No one else says it. They all remind Rachel of meteorologists who only want to predict sunshine. When Izzy asks the date on Wednesday, Rachel tells him...

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