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The east is a vast collection of farmland filled with few growing crops and a whole lotta dust The farmers are making little money and are forced off of their land by the bank Tom Joad walks down the street and gets a ride down the road by a trucker After walking toward his house he meets Casy a former preacher who is sitting under a tree They begin to talk and Tom explains that he was in prison for killing a person that pulled a knife on him They walk together to Toms house but finds that it is deserted A friend Muley Graves tells them that the Joads moved to Uncle Johns house and are planning to move west to California The next morning they go to Uncle Johns house There Tom meets his family again who are relieved since they were planning to leave the next day without Tom Toms relatives are Granpa and Granma Toms Grandparents Ma and Pa also named Tom Joad Toms parents Noah Rose of Sharon Al Ruthie and Winfield Toms brothers and sisters Connie Rose of Sharons husband and Casy The next morning when they are about to leave Granpa refuses to go The family has to get him drunk in order to force him to go On the road the Joads meet the Wilsons stranded on the highway with a broken car Al and Tom fix their car Granpa dies and the Wilsons help bury him The two families decide that it would be easier if they travelled together so they set off On the road they stop at several camps and finds out through some people that there is no work in California Still they push on In Arizona they stop by a river and wash up There they are hassled by a policeman Noah decides to stay at the river and no one can change his mind Mrs Wilson became sick so they decided
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