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George: ‘Well, we’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens’.



George: ‘We could live offa the fatta the lan’



George: ‘I could build a smoke house like the one gran’pa had...’



George: ‘An’ we’d keep a few pigeons to go flyin’ around the win’mill like they done when I was a kid.’



George: ‘For two bits I’d shove out of here. If we can jus’ get a few dollars in the poke we’ll shove off and go up the American River and pan gold. We can make maybe a couple of dollars a day there, and we might hit a pocket’.



Candy: ‘Maybe if I give you guys my money, you’ll let me hoe the garden even after I ain’t no good at it. An’ I’ll wash dishes an’ little chicken stuff like that. But I’ll be on our own place, an’ I’ll be let to work on our own place’.



Candy: ‘Tell you what - S’pose I went in with you guys. Tha’s three hundred an’ fifty bucks I’d put in. I ain’t much good, but I could cook and tend the chickens and hoe the garden some. How’s that be?’


8. (And meaning)

George: ‘We’ll do her’. We’ll fix up that little old place an’ we’ll go live there’

Calling the place ‘her’ makes the dream seem more personal and easier to achieve.



Narrator: ‘They all sat still, all bemused by the beauty of the thing, each mind was popped into the future when this lovely thing should come about’


10. (And meaning)

Curley’s Wife: ‘He says he was gonna put me in the movies’

Curley’ Wife dreams of making it in the ,voids and becoming a star.


11. (And meaning)

Crooks: If you... guys would want a hand to work for nothing - just his keep, why I’d come an’ lend a hand. I ain’t so crippled I can’t work like a son-of a-bitch if I aint want to’

Even Crooks briefly loses his bitter cynicism and offers to lay down his life for the chance of being part of the independent farm.