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Crooks reached around and explored his spine with his hand. “I never seen aguy really do it,” he said. “I seen guys nearly crazy with loneliness for land, butever’ time a whore house or a blackjack game took what it takes.” He hesitated.“ . . . . If you . . . . guys would want a hand to work for nothing—just his keep, why I’dcome an’ lend a hand. I ain’t so crippled I can’t work like a son-of-abitch if I want to.”“Any you boys seen Curley?”They swung their heads toward the door. Looking in was Curley’s wife. Herface was heavily made up. Her lips were slightly parted. She breathed strongly,as though she had been runningShe stood still in the doorway, smiling a little at them, rubbing the nails ofone hand with the thumb and forefinger of the other. And her eyes traveled fromone face to another. “They left all the weak ones here,” she said finally. “Think Idon’t know where they all went? Even Curley. I know where they all went.”
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Term
Fall
Professor
Dyer
Tags
English, Debut albums, Curley

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