Rose Of Sharon
by Emily Lussier
"'I ain't had no milk,' Rose of Sharon said sullenly. 'I oughta have some.' 'I know, but you're still on your feet. This little fella's down. Is that mush good an' thick?'" (Steinbeck 398).
"The boxcars, twelve of them, stood end to end on a little flat beside the stream... They made good houses, water-tight and draftless, room for twenty-four families, one family in each end of the car. No windows, but the wide doors stood open" (Steinbeck 409).
"The girl set her jaw. 'I'm a-goin',' she said. 'Ma, I got to go.' 'Well, you got no cotton sack. You can't pull no sack.' 'I'll pick in your sack.' 'I wisht you wouldn'.' 'I'm a-goin'.'" (Steinbeck 427).
"'Connie gonna get a job in a store or maybe a fact'ry. An' he's gonna study at home, maybe radio, so he can git to be an expert an' maybe later have his own store. An' we'll go to pitchers whenever. An' Connie says I'm gonna have a doctor when the baby's born; an' he says we'll see how times is, an' maybe I'll go to a hospiddle. An' we'll have a car, little car. An' after he studies at night, why- it'll be nice..." (Steinbeck 164).