Grapes of Wrath

Chapter 29

"For two days the earth drank the rain, until the earth was full. Then puddles formed, and in the low places little lakes formed in the fields."

The rain continued to pour. For what seemed like the first time in forever, fields were overflowing with water instead of layers of dust.

People were unaware of just how long this rain was going to last. They tried to prepare their camps, but many were unfortunate. Blankets were wet and clothes were soaked.

Due to the heavy rain, many of the already few numbered jobs were lost. There would be no work for 3 months. No work meant hunger, and to grown men, hunger meant anger.

After the drastic effects of the dust bowl, greenery was to be found. "Tiny points of grass came through the earth, and in a few days the hills were pale green with the beginning year."

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