| Quote #4
DR. GIBBS: Pair of twins over to Mrs. Goruslawski’s. HOWIE NEWSOME: Twins, eh? This town’s getting’ bigger every year. (I.84-5)
The town population is so small that even two more people represent a significant increase.
| Quote #5
Bessie’s all mixed up about the route ever since the Lockharts stopped takin’ their quart of milk every day. She wants to leave ‘em a quart just the same – keeps scolding me the hull trip. (I.91)
Just like the cow is accustomed to her route, the small town is accustomed to its habits.
| Quote #6
I don’t see how Rebecca comes to have so much money. She has more’n a dollar. (I.143)
During this time period, a dollar is a respectable amount of money.