Train Dreams - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Time shifts in this chapter, back to the time when Grainier lived in the cabin he constructed on the site of the cabin in which he lived with Gladys and Kate. Narration describes his vivid dreams which, he realized, frequently included echoes of the sound of the train (the Spokane International).

Narration also describes how one night, he was visited by Gladys’ spirit. Grainier learned from Gladys what happened when the cabin was destroyed by the fire. Gladys' spirit told him that she grabbed what she could, including the baby, the Bible, the chocolates, and some clothes and valuables. Then, one by one she threw things away in order to run more easily. Eventually, she threw the Bible away before she threw the chocolates. This, she said, was the reason why she died; she choose something earthly over something heavenly. Eventually, she said, as...

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