What is the summary for Chapter 4 of East of Eden?

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Enraged by the nearly fatal beating of Adam, Cyrus sets off with a shotgun to find and kill Charles. Charles gets wind of his father’s intent and wisely hides until the threat has passed.

Back at the Trask home, Alice nurses Adam back to health.  While his wounds are healing, Cyrus has emissaries from the Army come to his bedside and swear his son into service. 

Adam finds the whole business of soldiering as distasteful as he had expected.  He could never find purpose in...

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