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|The novelist records his thoughts, feelings, and experiences during the writing of The grapes of wrath, in this diary of those years|
|"You lazy, good-for nothing boy, if you're hard up again, I'll report you. ... Pauline's |
a real comfort to a fellow; but Marian is too sharp-cornered to suit me. ... "Now, I'm
just a little afraid of Pauline; but I can say anything under the sun to Marian. ... so,
you see, I always put off looking at it till the last minute; that's what's tie matter,"
said Keller, with a very complacent, good-natured laugh. ''Shame on you ! " cried
Robert, indignantly. "Pluming yourself on being quicker to learn than other boys !
|"You lazy, good-for nothing boy; if you're hard up again, I'll report you. ... Pauline's |
a real comfort to a fellow; but Marian is too sharp-cornered to tuit me. ... "Now, I'm
just a little afraid of Pauline; but I can say anything under the sun to Marian. ... you
see, I always put off looking at it till the last minute; that's what's the matter," said
Keller, with a very complacent, good-natured laugh. " Shame on you 1 " cried
Robert, indignantly. '"Pluming yourself on being quicker to learn than other boys !
|The sound had a muffled, bleak quality and I stopped for a moment to prepare |
myself. I approached the .... But I'm not rushing round taking my other mates out
for pints in case they all die next Tuesday so I suppose I'm not telling the truth.
|Where were you, Olive P Not too lazy to rise, I hope P" '* Not at all ; I had the |
honour of waking Vivienne myself, and I did go ; but I .... Ah, you always laugh,
George," she said, her bright eyes quite serious ; " but you don't understand what
the flowers are to anyone ... I am afraid you are not a true flower-lover, Mr.
Herndale," I said, smiling a little at her earnestness. " Oh, yes, I am ; I'm awfully
fond of flowers — really I am ;" and he looked at me a little dubiously, and then
|In the simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart. From the Hardcover edition.|
|“I'm not afraid of hard work, and I'm as smart as the next fellow— a sight smarter |
than some. ... Ivy wailed. "I'll make it,” answered Gaunt, his mouth growing grim
Well, maybe I'll be a speculator myself some day—an be lucky too.
|... I will,” he said at length. “I'm not afraid of hard work, and I'm as smart as the |
next fellow— a sight smarter than some ... Seems right simple too. How you goin'
to get anybody else to believe in you if you don't believe in yourself?” “I—I'm sure
|We are partly to blame because we have in many cases become too complacent, |
too self-satisfied. ... And the average reporter is too lazy or too uninformed or too
scared to dig into the real story. Well ... I'm sick and tired of being told that it does
no good to frighten people. I'm frightened! I'm frightened for myself and my family
and a fine young grandson of ... I have been making serious efforts to call that fact
to the attention of the Senate and to the attention of American citizens generally.