Of Mice and Men Dialectical Journal

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Pg. 4 Ch.1
“Kino squatted by the fire pit and rolled a hot corncake and dipped it in sauce and ate it. And he drank a little pulque and that was breakfast.”

Pg. 4 Ch.1
“Kino sighed with satisfaction—and that was conversation.”

Pg. 5 Ch.1
“In his mind a new song and come, the song of evil, the music of the enemy, of any foe of the family, a savage secret, dangerous melody, and underneath, the song of the Family.”

Pg. 7 Ch. 1
“She, who was obedient and respectful and cheerful and patient, she could arch her back in child pain with hardly a cry.”

Pg. 8 Ch. 1
“And the beggars in front of the church knew everything in the town.”

Pg. 9 Ch. 1
“They knew his ignorance, his cruelty, his advice, his apetites, his sins.”

Pg. 9 Ch. 1
“He could kill the doctor more easily than he could talk to him, for all of the doctor’s race spoke to all of Kino’s race as though they were simple animals.”

Pg. 10 Ch. 1
On his lap was a silver chocolate pot and a tiny cup of eggshell china, so delicate that it looked silly when he lifted it with the tips of thumb and forefinger…”

Pg. 11 Ch. 1
“Have I nothing better to do than cute insect bites for ‘little’ little indians’? I am a doctor, not a veterinary.”

Pg 12 Ch. 1
“He looked down in wonder at this spilt knuckes and at the blood that flowed down between his fingers.”

Pg. 15 Ch. 2
“Perhaps Juana had sucked out her worry over her first-born.”

Pg. 19 Ch. 2
“It captured the light and refined it and gave it back in silver incandescence.”

Pg.20 Ch.2
“…the hand he had smashed against the doctor’s gate, and the torn flesh of the knuckles was turner grayish white by the sea water.”

Pg.21 Ch.3
“A town is a thing like a colonial animal. A town in a separate thing…”

Pg.21 Ch.3
“The news sweped on past the brush houses, and washed in a foaming wave into the town of stone and plaster…”

Pg.22 Ch.3
“’He is a client of mine’ the doctor said. I am treating his child for a scorpion sting.”

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