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That’s right,” I said, looking up the road, not at her. “Anytime we say we go’n stand up for something, they say we crazy. You right, we all gone crazy.
-- Mat (Chapter 5)

Not the other cheek?” Gable asked. “Both times you hit the same one—not the other one?
-- Lou Dimes (Chapter 8)

Sometimes you just has to go against your Bible, Sheriff,” Uncle Billy told Mapes.
-- Lou Dimes (Chapter 8)

Mapes was a lot of things. He was big, mean, brutal. But Mapes respected a man. Mathu was a man, and Mapes respected Mathu.
-- Rufe (Chapter 9)

I always been militant,” Clatoo said. “My intrance gone sour, keeping my militance down.
-- Rufe (Chapter 9)

Like now they trying to get rid of all proof that black people ever farmed this land with plows and mules—like if they had nothing from the starten but motor machines. Sure, one day they will get rid of the proof that we ever was, but they ain...
-- Rufe (Chapter 9)

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