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What is the summary for Chapter 7 of East of Eden?

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Adam spends the next five years in the Army.  When he is discharged, Adam begins to head back home to Charles.  However, on his unhurried trek, he runs out of money and lives the life of a hobo, “jungling” up with other restless men.  He is picked up by the authorities and jailed.  Charles does not hear from his brother for three years.

Adam is released in the intervening time, but is picked up again by the police and put on a road gang.  Just three...

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