East of Eden - Study Guide Part 4, Chapters 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54 and 55 Summary & Analysis

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Adam, Cal, Lee and Abra meet Aron's train which arrives the night before Thanksgiving, and Aron is overjoyed to be back home. Because of Adam's high hopes for Aron, Aron does not know how to broach the topic of his unhappiness at school and his desire to not return after the holiday. Aron shares his feelings with Cal who encourages Aron to continue but Aron is noncommittal about it. In his room, Cal wraps fifteen $1,000 bills to present to his father on Thanksgiving.

Because dinner won't be served until 5 p.m., the day drags for Cal who is anxious to give Adam the gift of money. Finally Abra arrives and the family enjoys its holiday meal topped off by Cal's gift to his father. Adam is stunned and wants to know how a boy could get such a large amount of money. When...

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