"On one side of the river the golden foothill slopes curve up to the strong and rocky Gabilan mountains"
"Behind him walked his opposite, a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily"
"The first man was small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features."
"O.K. Now when we go in to see the boss, what you gonna do?"
"I... ain't gonna say nothin' . Jus' gonna stan' there."
"I'd pet 'em, and pretty soon they bit my fingers and I pinched their heads a little and then they was dead"
"And when it rains in the winter, we'll just say the hell with goin' to work, and we'll build up a fire in the stove and set around it an' listen to the rain comin' down on the roof"
"They made their beds on the sand, and as the blaze dropped from the fire the sphere of light grew smaller; the curling branches disappeared and only a faint glimmer showed where the tree trunks were"