What is the summary for Chapter 3 of East of Eden?

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Chapter 3 begins with the sad story of young Adam Trask. Adam lives with a belligerent father named Cyrus and with his birth mother.  When Cyrus goes off to war and returns home, he has a “gift” for his wife:  gonorrhea.  Mrs. Trask, none too stable, kills herself by drowning in a puddle.  Cyrus soon gets a second wife, a timid little farm girl called Alice. Alice gives birth to Adam’s half-brother, Charles. 

As the boys grow up, their father’s tall tales about his...

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