Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quotes

Quote #1

"Around here, whoever owns the mine pretty much owns the town. Everybody has to come crawling to him, his mine, his company store. And believe me, with his wages and his prices, he makes sure you stay on your knees." (9.36)

Ugh. Talk about downtrodden. Devin is able to really keep these people low on the totem poll. Why do you think they haven't fought back yet?

Quote #2

"That's not fair," Jinx said. "There's lots of folks who could fill in for Weintraub. Why does he want you so bad?"

"I've beaten Devlin's son too many times at track meets."

"So what? His son has everything else going for him. Money, privilege, family name."

"Yeah, and that kind of person doesn't like to get beat by a person of questionable background." Ned's voice shook with emotion. (13.37-40)

Do you think that Arthur Devlin actually tells his son to be horrible to Ned, or has Lance just learned the behavior by watching his dad?

Quote #3

I had a hard time imagining the two in the same town, let alone in the same room in the Divining Parlor. (20.25)

Hmmm. A nun is almost the only person in town who is friends with Miss Sadie. Is it her religion? The fact that she's a teacher? The fact that she's a midwife? Or something totally different?

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