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Chapter 13. The Joads stop at a gas station. While they are there, their dog wanders onto the highway and is run over. Tom drives for a while, and when the evening comes they see another car pulled over along the road and stop near it. They meet Ivy and Sairy Wilson who have broken down. The Joads begin to make camp, and Grampa gets sick suddenly. He lies down in the Wilson's tent and soon dies of a stroke. The family decides they cannot afford to report his death, so they bury him there. Then, the Joads and the Wilsons decide to travel together: the Joads can fix their car and share the weight of the loads. After dinner, the family finally gets to sleep.

Chapter 14. The spirit of man is to work, to build something. The farmers began to move west, one by one. One family...

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