Through chapters 22-26, what did Grayson want maniac to do for him?

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Grayson is a friendly old man, who works at the local zoo, and discovers Maniac Magee living in the buffalo pen while he is cleaning. Instead of taking Maniac to the authorities, Grayson takes him to the baseball equipment room at the bandshell, where he allows Maniac to take a...

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Grayson is a friendly old man, who works at the local zoo, and discovers Maniac Magee living in the buffalo pen while he is cleaning. Instead of taking Maniac to the authorities, Grayson takes him to the baseball equipment room at the bandshell, where he allows Maniac to take a shower and gives him a bite to eat. Maniac and Grayson soon develop a close friendship, and Maniac learns that Grayson was a legendary minor-league pitcher, who blew his chance to the play in the Majors. Maniac enjoys listening to Grayson's baseball stories, and he gives the old man much-needed company. Maniac Magee and Grayson also spend a significant amount of time playing catch, and Grayson shows Maniac how to throw his famous "stopball."

As time passes, Grayson notices that Maniac enjoys reading and is continually bringing new books home. When Grayson asks Maniac about the books, Maniac explains that he uses the money Grayson gives him for Krimpets to buy used books at the library instead. Shortly after learning that Maniac Magee is an avid reader, Grayson asks Maniac for a favor. At the end of chapter 26, Grayson asks Maniac to teach him how to read. Although Grayson is old, he is illiterate and hopes that Maniac will be able to teach him how to read. Maniac accepts the challenge and eventually teaches Grayson how to read.

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