Travels with Charley: In Search of America - Part 2: Chapter 4 - 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapter 4 - 5 Summary and Analysis

While trying to cross the border into Canada, Steinbeck runs into trouble. The US side lets him through with no problem, but the Canadian side warns him about having rabies vaccination documentation for Charley. The problem is not that the Canadians require this, but if they let Steinbeck through and he subsequently tries to reenter the US, the US side will not let Charley through without the documentation.

Steinbeck turns around and is stopped at the US side. The US Customs officer does not understand the situation and orders the author into the office. Steinbeck tries to explain that he was not in Canada at all and has simply turned around. The officer looks over Steinbeck's passport and nitpicks about a phone number penciled on a page, informing the author that he has broken the law by...

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