Tinkers - Chapter 4 Pages 157-176 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Pages 157-176 Summary

Seventy-two hours before George dies, an old acquaintance from his church stops by to visit. By trade, she is a nurse. She offers to sit with George and gives him a shave while the family takes care of some personal stuff.

There is an explanation of how a clock works—the power and the elements of the clock that cause the hands to tick, etc.

George has several different bank accounts and bank deposit boxes at various banks, all over town. He stashes away his earnings from fixing clocks into these various accounts and boxes. George thinks about his grandchildren sitting in his workshop watching him repair clocks.

The instructions for building a bird's nest is in Howard's notebook. When Howard reaches North Philadelphia, he sells his wagon and its contents. Howard also takes on an alias, Aaron...

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