Shaking the Nickel Bush Setting & Symbolism

Ralph Moody
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Gluten Bread

Ralph is required to eat gluten bread as a part of the special diet he needs to eat to treat his diabetes.

Levis

Ralph has a pair of Levi overalls that are too long for him. Ralph keeps the majority of his money in the cuff of his Levis in order to hide it from thieves and his partner, Lonnie. However, Lonnie accidentally takes Ralph's Levis when he splits town with the car.

Postcards

Ralph is required to see a doctor weekly and to send a report card from the meeting to his doctor back in Boston in order to keep track of the progress of his diabetes.

Outfits

Ralph buys two outfits—saddles, chaps, and blankets—for himself and Lonnie so that they might find it easier to find a job on a ranch.

Suits

Ralph buys himself and Lonnie suits in El...

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