East of Eden - Part 2, Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 Summary

Adam is thrilled with his new wife, Cathy, who accompanies him to California even though she does not want to go. Adam soon purchases a 900-acre ranch located near King City and immediately begins his ambitious plans for a family home, but Cathy does not join in his enthusiasm. Adam's improvements on his home continue with the continual sounds of workmen crafting and rebuilding with only the finest of materials. Adam also attends to the internal machinations of the home and hires a Chinese man, Lee, to work as a housekeeper and cook.

Soon after, the well drilling begins, and one day Lee frantically rides out to enlist Samuel's help because Cathy has gone into labor and has been screaming in what Lee calls more of a bitter combat than a birth. Cathy does not want Samuel to attend to her but he...

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