[Janie]: "Ole Massa is doin’ His work now. Us oughta keep quiet."(18.29)
Janie knows that silence can be a sign of respect; thus, she suggests that they all stop their gaming and keep quiet when God’s judgment – in the form of a hurricane – comes.
The monstropolous beast had left his bed. (18.55)
The rise of Lake Okechobee is so massive that the narrator has to coin a new word to describe its incredible enormity (or its monstropolousity).