Earth Abides - Part 2: Chapters 3 through 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapters 3 through 5 Summary

Work on the well and the outhouses progresses slowly but the plans for the trip go quickly. It's decided that they need a vehicle and Ish looks for a jeep. He finds a new one but then finds some used one he believes to be better equipped for the roads they're likely to cover. He and the boys change the oil, add water and he brings a new battery to the vehicle, eventually coaxing it to start. The next problem is tires. All the tires on all the vehicles are flat and many of those standing in racks are flat. Ish, Richard and Robert work for hours changing the first tire and then Joey tells Ish that he wants to show him something. Ish says he's tired but acquiesces to the boy's insistence. Joey points out a spare tire...

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