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Quote #10

"It was give to me. To buy something with."

"To buy what with?"

"Pa. Pa."

"It’s just a loan. God knows, I hate for my blooden children to reproach me. But I give them what was mine without stint. Cheerful I give them, without stint. And now they deny me. Addie. It was lucky for you you died, Addie."

"Pa. Pa."

"God knows it is."

He took the money and went out. (58.21-7)

This is Dewey Dell’s abortion money, and Anse eventually uses it to buy a new set of teeth for himself. His selfishness dominates the end of the novel.

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