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Chapter 15. In a diner along route 66, Mae serves guests and Al cooks the food. The rich folk come in, and they do nothing but complain. The truck drivers, though, if Mae treats them right, will always come back. One comes in, and Mae serves them coffee and pie. While the truckers eat, a family of poor farmers heading west pulls up to the gas pump and asks to buy a loaf of bread. Mae doesn't want to sell their sandwich bread, but Al convinces her to. The farmer’s two sons stare in awe at a candy machine, and Mae sells them nickel candy for a penny. The truckers leave Mae a large tip and drive off.

Chapter 16. The Joads and the Wilsons cross the panhandle of Texas into New Mexico. Rose of Sharon and Ma discuss the new land, but Ma suddenly seems to realize it...

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