Train Dreams - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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As Grainier aged into his forties, he became aware that his body could no longer tolerate the hard work of a logger that he’d been doing. He moved into town and began to do odd jobs. One such job, working on the farm of the Pinkham family, ended when young Hank Pinkham suddenly died. Transporting Hank's body to the undertaker led Grainier into a new line of work that saw him moving almost anything that needed to be carted, or hauled, or transported. Sometimes, Grainier's work took him into places that reminded him of either Haley or the Chinaman or both, thoughts of the latter triggering the belief, in Grainier, that the Chinaman’s curse had been the reason for the deaths of Kate and Gladys.

Narration then describes how Grainier’s work also came to involve the transportation of people, specifically injured...

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