Train Dreams - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Narration describes how visions of Gladys never appeared to Grainier again, but that he occasionally dreamed of both her and the fire, dreams that he woke from hearing the roar of the Spokane International passing.

Narration again describes how failings in Grainier’s body, due to age and hard work and injury, eventually forced him to retire from his work as a lumberman. He decided to mark his retirement with a trip to a county fair. There, he had the experience of flight referred to in Chapter 2, an experience which upset him physically (at being off the ground) and also emotionally. While in the air, he had a vision that he believed was of his earlier life.

While trying to recover from that experience, Grainier connected with a friend named Eddie Sauer, who got him involved in his scheme to marry the recently widowed...

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