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GOW Chapter 23

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S: Grapes of Wrath Chapter 23

BC: Chapter 24 On Saturday morning the wash tubs were crowded. The women washed dresses, pink ginghams and flowered cottons, and they hung them in the sun and stretched the cloth to smooth it. When afternoon came the whole camp quickened and the people grew excited. The children caught the fever and were more noisy than usual.About mid-afternoon child bathing began, and as each child was caught, subdued, and washed, the noise on the playground gradually subsided. Before five, the children were scrubbed and warned about getting dirty again; and they walked about, stiff in clean clothes, miserable with carefulness. At the big-open air dance platform a committee was busy. Every bit of electric wire had been requisitioned. The city dump had been visited for wire, every tool box had contributed friction tape. And now the patched, spliced wire was strung out to the dance floor, with bottle necks as insulators. This night the floor would be lighted for the first time. By six o'clock the men were back from work or from looking for work and a new wave of bathing started.

FC: Stories of The Great Depression: Chapter 23 | By: Andrea Carter Victoria Melley Hailey Rabe

1: "Stood there, arms spread out; like a cross he looked"(Steinbeck 326).

2: For Richer or... | "They was this rich fella... an' they's this rich girl... well, they're tired of bein' rich" (Steinbeck 326).

3: For Poorer | "An' they don't each one wanta marry fur money" (Steinbeck 327).

4: "You can do anything with a Harmonica... It is always with you, always in your pocket" (Steinbeck 328). | "Texas boy and the Cherokee girl, pantin' like dogs an' a-beatin' the groun" (Steinbeck 329).

5: "A guitar is more precious. Must learn this thing" (Steinbeck 328). | "The fiddle is rare, hard to learn. No frets, no teacher.. Shrill as a wind, the fiddle, quick and nervous and shrill" (Steinbeck 329).

6: "We been saved. We wont sin no more"(Steinbeck 330).

7: "And the preacher... whipping the people with his voice, and they groveled and whined on the ground" (Steinbeck 330)

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