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Chapter 30 and Conclusion: The Grapes of Wrath

“For a minute Rose of Sharon sat still in the whispering barn. Then she hoisted her tired body up and drew the comfort about her. She moved slowly to the corner and stood looking down at the wasted face, into the wide, frightened eyes. 146 more words

John Steinbeck

Chapter 29: The Grapes of Wrath

“No work till spring. No work.
And if no work—no money, no food.
Fella had a team of horses, had to use ’em to plow an’ cultivate an’ mow, wouldn’ think a turnin’ ’em out to starve when they wasn’t workin’.
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Chapter 28: The Grapes of Wrath

“Woman can change better’n a man,’’ Ma said soothingly. “Woman got all her life in her arms. Man got it all in his head. Don’ you mind. 174 more words

John Steinbeck

Chapter 27: The Grapes of Wrath

“Now the bag is heavy, boost it along. Set your hips and tow it along, like a work horse. And the kids pickin’ into the old man’s sack. 133 more words

John Steinbeck

The obligatory tourist on the Cali Coast

After a brief but wonderful stopover at Yosemite National Park (more on that another day), our trusty stead detoured us back to the Cali Coast to embark on our adventure down the Pacific Coast Highway, also infamously known as ‘Highway 1’. 2,109 more words