Rabbit, Run - Study Guide Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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As the section opens we learn that Rabbit has been working as a gardener for Mrs. Smith for two months and really enjoying himself. He has found that he likes the simplicity of planting and tending to the garden, and enjoys the sights and smells. Part of his job is to show the aging Mrs. Smith around the garden, and as they walk she tells him about the past, and how her husband Harry had planted the only good pink Bianchi rhododendron in the country. She says that she likes the garden, which she keeps up because her husband had loved it, but that she prefers alfalfa and grass. Rabbit reflects that he knows why her husband went out to the garden: to escape his wife's personality!

The scene shifts to a pool, where Rabbit and Ruth are swimming. Rabbit notes that Ruth...

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