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Awright—take ’im. He did not look down at the dog at all. He lay back on his bunk and crossed his arms behind his head and stared at the ceiling. From

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You never oughta drink water when it ain’t running,

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They fell into a silence. They looked at one another, amazed. This thing they had never really believed in was coming true.

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you what. Curley’s like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. He’s alla time picking scraps with big guys. Kind of like he’s mad at ’em because he ain’t a big guy. You seen little guys like that, ain’t you? Always scrappy?

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Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. It’s just in their head.

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he called his approach non-teleological thinking, or is thinking. The term non-teleological was coined by Steinbeck’s best friend, Edward F. Ricketts; and as the two men articulated their shared philosophy, they emphasized the need to see as clearly as a scientist: that is, to accept life on its own terms. Is thinking focused not on ends but on the process of life, the Aristotelean efficient cause of nature.

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Yeah, said George. I’ll come. But listen, Curley. The poor bastard’s nuts. Don’t shoot ‘im. He di’n’t know what he was doin’.

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mad at ’em because he ain’t a big guy. You seen little

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and he wore high-heeled boots and spurs to prove he was not a laboring man.

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Never did seem right to me. S'pose Curley jumps a big guy an' licks him. Ever'body says what a game guy Curley is. And s'pose he does the same thing and gets licked. Then ever'body says the big guy oughtta pick somebody his own size, and maybe they gang up on the big guy. Seems like Curley ain't givin' nobody a chance.

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Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain’t even funny. Crooks had reduced himself to nothing. There was no personality, no ego—nothing to arouse either like or dislike. He said, Yes, ma’am, and his voice was toneless. For

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