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The men cannot find any work, and Ma suggests that they go to Marysville where fruit pickers are required. Pa does not want to leave because he likes the hot water and toilets in the camp; but Ma insists that they must go and look for work elsewhere.
They decide to leave in the morning, but know they cannot travel far since they have little gas. Rose of Sharon is feeling very low in spirits and worries about her baby being born deformed.
She complains about not having milk to drink.
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Ma tries to lighten her mood by giving her a pair of gold earrings and piercing her ears. Before the Joads leave, Al visits his girlfriend and promises her that he will return after making some money.
Pa and Uncle John talk to some people living in the camp, and Pa says he is leaving against his wishes.
Tom talks with Jule and Willie Eaton about the need for the migrants to organize unions to protect them. The Joads depart before daybreak after having some cold biscuits for breakfast. On the way they have a flat tire. While they are repairing it, a man offers them work at the Hooper ranch, which is only 35 miles away.
The Joads immediately head in the direction or the ranch and hope to get work the very same day. When they arrive, police escort them past an angry crowd into the ranch.
The crowd, composed of migrants, is shouting slogans. The crowd makes Tom uneasy, and he questions the police officer about the trouble.
He is told to mind his own business. The Joads are told to unpack their belongings in shack number The family begins to pick peaches for five cents a box. They earn a dollar by nightfall, and Ma buys some groceries from the ranch store where the goods are inferior in quality and priced very high.
She does not have enough money to buy sugar and pleads with the clerk to give it on credit since the men are still picking peaches. The man cannot allow it due to company policy; instead, he lends her a dime for the sugar. After supper Tom slips out to learn more about the trouble that he saw earlier in the day.
The guard, however, refuses to let Tom out of the gate. He then slips under a fence and soon meets Casy and some other men.
Casy talks about his experiences in prison. He tells Tom about an incident when a prisoner protested against the bad food and nothing happened; but when everybody collectively protested, the quality of food improved substantially.
Casy is trying to organize the migrants. He tells Tom that they are on strike because the ranch had reduced their wages from five to two and a half cents per box. Tom tells Casy about the efficient Weedpatch camp where there is no interference from the police and is run by the people themselves.
Casy is delighted at the news and wants it to be the same everywhere. Casy says that the wage at the ranch will be cut again when the police end the strike.
Casy asks Tom to explain this to the people who are working: Casy sadly observes that people always turn against the leaders of the labor movements and revolutions and that the leaders must eventually sacrifice their lives.
The men hear footsteps approaching. They try to escape, but are caught.
Deputy sheriffs advance towards them. He hides in some brush and makes his way back to the ranch.The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in The book won the National Book Award  and Pulitzer Prize  for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in The Grapes of Wrath: CHAPTER SUMMARY / ANALYSIS / CHRIST FIGURE by John Steinbeck Cliff Notes™, Cliffs Notes™, Cliffnotes™, Cliffsnotes™ are trademarked properties of the John Wiley Publishing Company.
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