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