Inherit the Wind Quotes Bank

INHERIT THE WIND – QUOTES

ACT 1 SCENE 1

  • ‘sleepy, obscure country town about to be vigorously awakened’- stage direction used to describe Hillsboro, the setting of this play.  Foreshadows something major is going to happen which will enlighten the minds of the residents. Suggests that something new would be exposed to the ignorant town of Hillsboro
  • ‘court become cock-pit, an arena’- stage direction foreshadows the tension that build up during the court-room battle.
  • ‘’Lo Linda ’, ‘What’re yuh skeered of?’- said by Howard to Melinda, shows the southern dialect that is going to be used by southerns throughout the play, in a way, an attempt to categorise the conservationists and fundamentalist into one category.
  • ‘You was a worm once’- said by Howard to Melinda, laying foundation for the plot of the play and the subject of the trial i.e. FUNDAMENTALISM vs EVOLUTIONISM
  • talk of evolution is ‘sinful’ for Melinda and like her, all southerners. Deep-rooted beliefs, they have learnt so much, that they can themselves deem substances sinful, normally its the priests who do this
  • ‘your old man’s a monkey’- Howard to Melinda
  • ‘pretty, but not beautiful’- Stage direction used to describe Rachel while Cates is a ‘pale, thin man’
  • ‘What do you want be when you grow up’ – Howard says this to a worm
  • ‘nobody saw me’- rachel to cates, shows her fear. Cates was essentially the villain of the town and being seen with him wouldn’t have gone down well for Rachel with the townspeople. Moreover, her father was a reverend and he would be shamed if his daughter was on the other side. She was scared of her father as well.
  • ‘I kept thinking of you’- Rachel to Cates- shows that these two have a loving relation  ship. Even when the whole town was excited to hear the new of Brady as the prosecutor, to rachel the concern was what she was more concerned in.
  • ‘I stopped by your place and picked up some of your things’ – Rachel to Cates, shows love and caring nature of Rachel.
  • ‘biggest man in the country- next to the president, maybe’ Rachel to Bert on Brady, shows Brady’s stature in the society.
  • “Rache- love me” Cates to Rachel. An abbreviation for her name suggesting that he new her and had a good relation with her.
  • “We must show him at once what kind of a community this is.” Brown about Brady
  • “Buy a bible! Your guidebook to eternal life!” Elijah about Bible
  • Hornbeck ‘sneers politely at everything’(mocking smile)… ‘Hornbeck looks around, with wonderful contempt’, stage direction, shows his mindset towards the rural and less educated southerners.
  • ‘sophisticated city dweller’, SD for hornbeck
  • ‘i had a clean place to stay, madame, and i left it to come here’, hornbeck to mrs krebs, again shows his disgust for the town of hillsboro
  • “Heavenly Hillsboro”, “The buckle on the Bible Belt” Hornbeck
  • “Which is hungrier- my stomach or my soul?” Hornbeck
  • “Hornbeck buys a hot dog” About Hornbeck SD
  • “The worst kind [of sinner]” Hornbeck about himself
  • “Grandpa!” Hornbeck to monkey
  • ‘Elijah! yes! why, i had no idea you were still around. i’ve read some of your stuff’ Hornbeck subtly mocks Elijah who replies ‘i neither read nor write’. This is ironic as an illiterate man is selling the bible. Its almost as if the playwrights want to associate fundamentalism to someone who is illiterate from the very beginning.
  • Welcome to Hillsboro, sir!/ Have you come to testify for the defense/ Or for the prosecution” Hornbeck to monkey
  • “There’s the father of the human race” Hornbeck about monkey
  • “All the members of the Bible League..” Brown, emphasizes the town has a league for Bible supporters.
  • ‘Taking command’, SD on brown, shows his nature of dominating the whole society. For the first time, Cates had questioned his authority, maybe he had a point to prove through the play.
  • “You’re about to meet the mightiest of your descendants” Hornbeck to monkey on Brady
  • “They’re bad for business” Storekeeper about Evolution
  • “Hornbeck goes to the background to watch the showSD on Hornbeck,
  • ‘a benign giant of a man’ SD on Brady
  • “He basks in the cheer and the excitement” About Brady, SD
  • “[he is followed by] an army of the curious” About brady, SD, the curious being the people of hillsboro
  • “Brady seems to carry with him a built-in spotlight” Brady, SD
  • ‘MRS BRADY- pretty, fashionably dressed, a proper “Second Lady” to the nations “Second man” – seems to always be in his shadow’- SD on Sarah Brady
  • ‘SARAH BRADY is content that all her thoughts and emotions should gain the name of action through her husband’ SD on Sarah Brady
  • “[Brady raises his hand] Obediently, the crowd falls to a hushed anticipatory silence” About Hillsboro, SD. Command over the audienece, as if hypnotised.
  • “When Brady speaks, there can be no doubt of his personal magnetism” About Hillsboro, SD
  • ‘beautiful city of hillsboro’ said by brady, shows conflict of thought between Hornbeck and brady, how they had difference in ideology
  • “[Even Hornbeck is] impressed with the speaker’s power” SD
  • ‘here is a man to be reckoned with’ SD on brady
  • The crowd laughs. Brady beams” Brady is happy about making people laugh, shows his personality, how he was pleased to be a public figure and craved for attention
  • “a lawbreaker, an arrogant youth who has spoken against the Revealed Word” Brady about Cates
  • “emotional cheering” for Brady, by townspeople, SD
  • “The townspeople, chanting…” SD, chanting is for brady
  • ‘i shall be honoured to hear your greetings’ Brady to Mayor, shows that he craved for admiration
  • “the warrior” Mayor about Brady, SD
  • ‘MRS BRADY is disturbed by the informality of the pose’ SD, shows how Sarah Brady had a personality like her husband, she always wanted him to appear perfect
  • “Your servant, and the Lord’s” Brown to Brady, suggests Brady is at equal power as God
  • “Savoring it” about Brady SD, “ ‘Colonel Brady’. I like the sound of that!” Brady
  • ‘at BROWN’S direction’- SD, shows that BROWN was a respectable person in this community, maybe more so than the mayor
  • “The sight of the food being uncovered is a magnetic attraction to Brady”,  “Brady is a great eater” SD about Brady’s love for food
  • ‘test the steel of our truth against the blasphemies of science’ Brady
  • “Don’t worry, Mother. Just a bite or two” Brady to his wife about food. Funny that he calls her wife a mother. Contradictory to norms where the women is the one who asks for permission from the man.
  • “Almost involuntarily” SD, “Bert isn’t a criminal.” Rachel, speaks involuntarily, deep in love.

      Blind love, can’t hear anything against him.

  • ‘Fiercely’ SD ‘Rachel’ Brown to his daughter, show how he imposed her authority over her, maybe thats why she was never able to think for herself as her father was imposing her ideology on her. This made her live in fear of her. Thats why she wanted Bert to say that he did this by mistake. She fears the wrath of her father and thinks that he will never accept Bert as a part of the society again
  • “Bert isn’t a heathen!” Rachel
  • Rep. of “sovereign” in Hornbeck’s speech
  • “The most brilliant reporter in America today, / Myself” Hornbeck
  • “the most agile legal mind of the Twentieth Century, / Henry Drummond” exaggeration, Hornbeck about Drummond
  • “This name is like a whip-crack” SD about effect of people on hearing Drummond’s name
  • Mrs Brady is ‘stunned’, SD
  • “A vicious, godless man”, “an agent of darkness”, “whose head juts out like an animal’s”, “perhaps even the Devil himself” Brown about Drummond
  • ‘A merry Christmas and a Jolly 4th of July’ Hornbeck to Hillsboro people, saying that  no they will be freed of the strangle of fundamentalism
  • ‘a slouching hulk of a man’ Brown on Drummond
  • “Pale” SD, after Brady hears the name of Drummond
  • “[Brady calls Drummond] Goliath into battle”, therefore he thinks he will definitely win, since if Drummond is Goliath, Brady is David, and David wins.
  • ‘if st george had slain a dragonfly, who would remember him’ Brady trying to play down the effect that Drummonds name had on everyone, he sure that he will win, and hence is trying to tell the people that this victory is going to be world renowned.
  • “Have to build up my strength later, Mother, for the battle ahead” Brady to wife
  • “Rachel seems tormented, but helpless”, SD
  • ‘Rachel has been taught to do the righteous things’ Brown to Brady, almost boasting his belief in fundamentalism, also shows his authority over his daughter
  • “Mr. Mayor, it’s time now for Mr. Brady’s nap” Mrs. Brady. Foreshadows how later he takes a nap, but never wakes up and dies because of a busted belly, and overeating.
  • “Distressed” SD about Rachel when she goes to see Bert again. shows love
  • ‘i give advice, at remarkably low hourly rates/ ten percent off to unmarried young ladies/and special discount to the clergy and their daughters’ hornbook to rachel, he is cheeky and flirting with rachel
  • “I’m inspecting the battlefield / the night before the battle” Hornbeck
  • “Can it be that both beauty and biology / Are on our side” Hornbeck to Rachel
  • “Hillsboro heretic”, “boy-Socrates”, “latter-day Dreyfus”, “Romeo with a biology book”, Hornbeck’s views on Cates- reveals his side
  • “I may be rancid butter / But I’m on your side of the bread” Hornbeck, punch line, to Rachel
  • “I’m not the serpent, little Eva / This isn’t from the tree of knowledge” Hornbeck to Rachel
  • ‘you wont find them in heavenly hillsboro’ ‘a few ignorance bushes’ ‘no tree of knowledge’- Hornbeck to rachel mocking hillsboro
  • “Cynical?”, “I am a friend of the enemies, the enemy of friends”, “I am both the Poles and the Equator/ With no Temperate Zones between”, Hornbeck about himself
  • “You feed the youth of Hillsboro/ From the little truck-garden of your mind?” Hornbeck to Rachel
  •   “Matthew Harrison Brady came here/ To find himself a stump to shout from” Hornbeck to Rachel about Brady
  • “Wake up, Sleeping Beauty”, Hornbeck to Rachel
  • “They’ve got inside plumbing in their heads these days!” Hornbeck about great people like Brady or ordinary people **
  • ‘The Yesterday- Messiah’- Hornbeck on Brady
  • “A long, ominous shadow appears”, SD about Drummond. He is portrayed like a devil [a shadow]
  • “It is the Devil!” Melinda about Drummond, “Screaming with fear, she runs off”, SD about Melinda
  • “Hello, Devil. Welcome to Hell.” Hornbeck about Drummond. Dramatic ending of scene

SCENE 2

  • as if Hillsboro itself were on trial” SD
  • “Brady sits grandly at another table, fanning himself with benign assurance” SD
  • ‘I wanted that there front seat in the jury box’ , “Everybody says this is going to be quite a show” Bannister
  • ‘Cant read’ bannister to drummond, shows jury is illiterate, and people are just showing up for a place in the front seat
  • ‘learned prosecutor’ Judge for Brady, shows bias, also this turns around at the end, where the judge is forced to give a very lenient judgement, which essentially gives drummond the moral victory, he may have lost in court but one when it comes to changing the thought process.
  • “Brady basks in the warmth of his popularity” SD
  • ‘weeping water nebraska’- drummond mocks brady 
  • “Brady is nettled: this is his show, and he wants all the laughs” SD
  • “And I believe in Matthew Harrison Brady” Dunlap, as if Brady is some God
  • “annoyed” SD, Brady is annoyed after Drummond refuses Dunlap
  • “it calls up a picture of the prosecution, astride a white horse, ablaze in the inform of a militia colonel…” Drummond
  • “The Judge and Brady exchange meaningless smiles” SD
  • ‘Well, i’m pretty busy down at the feed store. My wife tends to the religion for both of us’- Siller’s(a man wishing to be on the jury) to drummond. Shows how religion was a superficial thing in hillsboro.
  • Brady calls Drummond “my worthy opponent from Chicago”
  • “a simultaneous wrangle among the attorneys” SD for Sillers
  • Drummond’s motivation: “All I want is to prevent the clock-stoppers from dumping a load of medieval nonsense into the United States Constitution” Drummond
  • “I object to this commercial announcement”, “For Reverend Brown’s product”, Drummond
  • “Many of the townspeople gather around Brady, to shake his hand, get his autograph” SD
  • “They cluster about him, and follow Brady as he goes off, the shepherd leading his flock” SD, he treats them like animals
  • “no one comes near him” SD, about Drummond, contrast to them ”mill[ing] about him” later, reversal of situations.
  • “They stand face-to-face, wordlessly” Cates and Rachel
  • “People look at me as if I was a murderer” Cates
  • “fairy-tale notions” Drummond about the Bible and its story
  • “You don’t care anything about Bert” Rachel to Drummond, shows love that was there between the two
  • ‘well, i care about what the people in this town think of him.’ Rachel to Drummond about Cates, shows love as she doesn’t want cates to be damned by society, she want shim to be included
  • “It’s the loneliest feeling in the world- to find yourself standing up when everything else is sitting down” Drummond
  • “If you’ll stick by me Rache- well, we can fight it out” Cates to Rachel
  • “Rachel shakes her head, bewildered, tears forming in her eyes” SD, she’s crying.
  • “The words I’ve said to you-softly, in the dark…” Cates
  • “He only seems to be bigger than the law” Drummond about Brady
  • “But I was always more frightened of him than falling” Rachel about her father, shows how her father had always kept her frightened.
  • “Especially when he’s a pariah in the community” Drummond about Cates

ACT 2 SCENE 1

  • “The Devil don’t run this town” Second Workman, about Drummond. Note the grammatical error, showing the town is uneducated.
  • “ Brady enters, followed by a knot of reporters”, SD, knot is a small tightly packed group of people, but could also connote to a strong bond, showing how the reporters were glued to and deeply supported him, as if somehow tied to him.
  • “[Brady was] speaking at writing tempo, so all the reporters can get it down”, desperate to convey his message,
  • ‘i am no reporter, colonel. i’m a critic’ Hornbeck to Brady, rude
  • “I don’t intend/ To miss any part of the show” Hornbeck
  • “Mother is always so worried about my throat” Brady about his wife
  • The meeting is motion picture, radio and tent-show to the people. to them, REV. BROWN is a combination Milton Sills and Douglas Fairbanks” SD, about residents
  • Rep. of “amen” and “yes” by crowd during Brown’s speech
  • Brown calls Cates a “sinner” and says “let his soul writhe in anguish and damnation”
  • ‘Crescendo, each answer mightier than the one before’ SD during browns prayer meeting
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  • Each cars of sound from the crowd seems to strike Rachel physically, and shake her’ SD she cant take humiliation of Cates
  • ‘!’ in his speech show devotion and blind faith in the scriptures. he was excited
  • ‘this is pretty strong stuff even for him’ SD for brady on browns speech
  • “All motion is relative. Perhaps it is you who have moved away- by standing still.” Drummond to Brady
  • ‘they study each other’ SD on drummond and Brady, almost saying every move was calculated in this atmosphere

ACT 2 SCENE 2

  • ‘weather is relentlessly hot’** SD
  • ‘Man was evoluted. From the “Old world monkeys” ’ Howard to Brady when on the witness stand, again, notice the words spoken, indicate that the person is illiterate
  • Evil-ution”, “Evil-utionists”, “brewers of poison” Brady
  • mention of hillsboro as ‘sovereign’ again, this time by brady
  • “The courtroom seems to resent Drummond’s gentle ridicule of the orator” SD
  • Drummond speech is like a ‘harmonica following a symphony concert’
  • Drummond says that anyone “has the right to think!”
  • “ ‘Right’ has no meaning to me whatsoever…Truth has meaning” Drummond
  • ‘Moses never made a phonecall. Suppose that makes the telephone an instrument of the Devil?’ Drummond to Howard
  • ‘Et tu Brute’ SD, Cates’ expression on seeing Reachel arrive on stand… Maybe he thinks that Rachels speech will eradicate any chance of him winning, for him, this is back stabbing.
  • “Uh-objection overruled” Judge to Drummond’s objection
  • “Religion’s supposed to comfort people, isn’t it?” Cates
  • “Brady turns, about to play his trump card” SD
  • “Objection! Objection! Objection!” Drummond, then “The court sees no objection to this line of questioning” Judge
  • God did not create man. Man created God!
  • “Hornbeck guffaws… Brady is pleased” SD, after Rachel says Cates’s quote
  • God created man in his own image—and Man, being a gentlemen, returned the compliment
  • “An emotional block makes her unable to utter a sound” Rachel
  • “His demeanour is unsympathetic as he escorts her from the courtroom.” Brown’s towards rachel
  • “Irrelevant, immaterial, inadmissible” Brady
  • “with exaggerated gestures, as if explaining things to a small child” SD, Drummond explaining to judge
  • “The Judge flashes his customary mechanical and humorless grin”, “Again, the meaningless grin” SD
  • Brady “Nodding, smugly” SD, then saying “Objection”
  • again mention of ‘sovereign state’ this time by the judge
  • “The language of the law is clear” Judge
  • “Drummond, for once in his life has hit a legal roadblock”, “Drummond is flabbergaste d. His case is cooked and he knows it. He looks around helplessly.” SD
  • There’s the glint of an idea in his eye”, SD about Drummond
  • “Your honor, this entire trial is unorthodox” Brady to Judge
  • “The giants are about to meet head-on” SD, indicates climax is coming
  • “Drummond moistens his lips in anticipation”, SD
  • “Brady moves to the witness stand in a grandiose style”, “Brady sits confident, assured” SD
  • “His air is that of a benign and learned mathematician about to be quizzed by a school boy on matters of short division”
  • “the pagan hypotheses of that book” Brady referring to Darwin’s book
  • “All right. I get the scent in the wind” Drummond
  • “We’ll play in your ball-park, Colonel” Drummond to Brady
  • “The bible does not say ‘whale’ its say a ‘big fish’” Brady… “Matter of fact it says ‘great fish’” Drummond’s reply… he is witty
  • “I do not question or scoff at the miracles of the Lord”, “I have faith in the Bible” Brady
  • “Pass a law to wipe out all the scientific development since joshua. Revelations— period”
  • “you apostles of science” Brady to Drummond
  • “Never bothered me” Brady
  • “Drummond is still probing for a weakness in Goliath’s armor” SD, now Brady is the Goliath, hints that Drummond, being the David, will win.
  • “There is hush-hush reaction through the court” SD, shows how filtered the town
  • “He scowls, and shifts his weight in his chair” SD, about Brady
  • “I object, I object, I object” Drummond
  • Drummond finds “the individual human mind” holy
  • “An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral” Drummond
  • Drummond calls Genesis “pleasant poetry”
  • “We must not abandon faith! Faith is the important thing!” Brady
  • “the power of his brain to reason” Drummond, his refers to man
  • “I don’t know. I’m a man, not a sponge” Brady
  • “the crowd seems to be slipping away from Brady and aligning itself more and more with Drummond” SD, transition
  • “He wishes to think” Drummond about Brady
  • “There is some applause. The sound of it strikes BRADY exactly as if he had been slapped on the face”
  • “It’s sad that we aren’t all gifted with your positive knowledge of Right and Wrong, Mr. Brady.
  • “A couple of die-hard ‘Amens’” SD
  • “at-uh, at 9 a.m.” Brady, falters(23rd october 4004.BC)
  • “laughter”, “More laughter” SD on Drummond’s jokes
  • Repetiton of “The bible says it was a day” Brady
  • “Brady is unsure” SD
  • “I do not think about things that… I do not think about” Brady
  • “the trap is about to be sprung” SD
  • “The entire courtroom seems to lean forward”, SD, this is the peak of action and dramatic tension in the play
  • “Drummond’s got him. And he knows it! This is the turning point. From here on, the tempo mounts. Drummond is now fully in the driver’s seat” SD
  • “He realizes that Drummond has Brady in his pocket. Red-faced, he leaps up to protest” SD, about Davenport
  • “This is not only irrelevant, immaterial- it is illegal!” Davenport
  • “Both Brady and Drummond crane forward” SD
  • “I’m trying to stop you bigots and ignoramuses from controlling the education of the United States” Drummond
  • “The Bible is a book. A good book. But it is not the only book” Drummond
  • “It is the revealed word of the Almighty” Brady about Bible
  • “Gentlemen, meet the ‘Prophet from Nebraska’” Drummond about Brady to court
  • “Brady‘s oratory is unassailable; but his vanity… is only funny” SD
  • “The laughter is painful to Brady” SD
  • “To be against Brady is to be against God” Drummond
  • “Brady, Brady, Brady, almighty” Drummond
  • “Drummond bows grandly. The crowd laughs” SD, drama
  • “an un-Brady thought may be holy” Drummond
  • “Brady is now trembling so that it is impossible for him to speak. He rises, towering above his tormentor [like a bear being baited, suggests he is being baited and lured by Drummond]” SD
  • “trying to find the loyal audience which has slipped away from him” SD about Brady
  • “A number of them, reporters and curiosity seekers, cluster around Drummond” SD(attention has shifted away from Brady)
  • “He sinks, limp and exhausted into the witness chair”, “Brady sits ignored on the witness chair” SD
  • “Mother. They’re laughing at me, Mother!”, “I can’t stand it when they laugh at me!” Brady to wife
  • “Mrs. Brady sways gently back and forth, as if rocking her husband to sleep” “cradling hushed against her breast” SD

ACT 3

  • “He is drowning his troubles with food, as an alcoholic escapes from reality with a straight shot” SD, foreshadows he will go to a nap, but a long one, death
  • “is the jury still out? swatting flies and wrestling with justice— in the order” hornbeck
  • “a melange of Moorish and Methodist” “”
  • “When they started this fire here, they never figured it would light up the whole sky” Drummond to Cates
  • Drummond exaggerates himself to be experienced, he says he’s been a lawyer for “a thousand years, more or less”
  • “All shine, and no substance!” Drummond
  • “And if it’s a lie- show it up for what it really is!” Drummond
  • “You’re— you’re not supposed to say ‘god’ on the radio!” “You’re not supposed to say ‘hell’ either  ” Radio man
  • “The RADIO MAN looks at the microphone, as if it were a toddler that had just been told the facts of life.” “The RADIO MAN starts at this rumbling thunder, so close to the ear of his delicate child” (when brady speaks loudly) SD
  • “Brady attempts to lower his voice, but it is like putting a lease on an elephant” SD
  • “…if my voice does not have sufficient projection for your radio apparatus ”
  • “Drummond is nervous too” SD
  • “Brady is pleased, But it is not the beaming, powerful, assured Brady…” SD
  • “It is a spiteful, bitter victory for him, not a conquest with a cavalcade on angels” SD about Brady
  • “Step right up and get your tickets for the middle ages! You only thought you missed the Coronation of Charlemgne” Hornbeck mocking the verdict
  • “The Judge is red-faced” SD after Drummond points out mistake Judge made
  • “I was a schoolteacher. (With difficulty)…” Cates
  • “The prize is his,  but he can’t reach for the candy” SD about Brady
  • “The mighty Evolution Law explodes with the pale puff of a wet firecracker” SD
  • “He flashes the automatic smile” SD about Judge
  • “Brady is indignant. He rises, incredulous” SD
  • “He reaches for a thick manuscript” SD about Brady about to make a speech
  • “A few of the faithful fall dutifully silent” SD when Brady wants to make a speech
  • “Attention is given him.. but grudgingly and resentfully” SD, about attention to Brady
  • “Which side won” Melinda “i ain’t sure. But the whole things over!” Howard… Shows how the poeple of hillsboro were always interested in the entertainment and not the end result
  • “not the eager, anticipatory hush of olden days” SD on brady
  • “he realizes this is a sputtering anticlimax” SD about Brady
  • “radio man pushes brady bodily…inanimate object” SD on Brady
  •   “Red-faced, his larynx taut, roaring stridently” SD about Brady
  • Rep. of “we have vindicated” proves he is insecure
  • The radio man takes the enunciator in the middle of Brady’s speech, “final indignity to Brady” SD
  • “Brady brandishes his speech as if it were Excalibur” — a magical sword of King Arthur thrown into the Lake when he was about to die
  • “Paradoxically, his silence brings silence” SD
  • “violent, volcanic upheaval within him…like a figure in a waxworks, toppling from its pedestal, he falls stiffly, face forward” SD
  • “The silence is tense” SD
  • “holy prophet” WOMAN calls BRADY
  • “Almost – president three times” DRUMMOND on BRADY, sympathetic
  • “also- ran…always comes second in a foot-race… balding orphan…ageing adolescent…Who never got the biggest piece of candy…almost-was” Hornbeck about Brady
  • “To let his tongue forget the acid taste/ Of vinegar victory” Hornbeck about Brady
  • “mount brady” hornbeck
  •   “She is smiling, and there is a new lift to her head” SD about Rachel
  • Cates calls her “Rache” repetitively, which indicates their intimacy, they have a close relationship where Cates is allowed to call her by a different name
  • ‘DRUMMOND looks at the girl admiringly’ SD
  • “A thought is like a child inside our body. It has to be born. If it dies inside you, part of you dies too!” Rachel
  • “he’s too lost in new admiration for her” SD, about Cates and Rachel
  • “The national tear-duct from Weeping Water, Nebraska”, “A Barnum-bunkum Bible-beating bastard!” Hornbeck
  • “There was much greatness in this man” Drummond about Brady
  • “He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant the wise in the heart” DRUMMOND
  • “We’re growing an odd crop of agnostics this year!” Hornbeck
  • “I charge you with contempt of conscience!/ Self-perjury. Kindness aforethought/ Sentimentality in the first degree” Hornbeck
  • “…Brady had the same right as cates: the right to be wrong!” Drummond
  • “ ‘Be-Kind-To-Bigots’ Week” Hornbeck
  • “A giant once lived in that body” Drummond
  • “You hypocrite! You fraud!” Hornbeck to Drummond
  • Hornbeck calls Drummond “An atheist/ Who believes in God”
  • Bert is “Smiling, happy” after hearing him and Rachel could leave the town
  • Rachel had packed a “suitcase”, maybe she already knew they would leave. It also indicates finality.
  • “He half-smiles, half shrugs”“Drummond slaps the two books together” SD about Drummond

THE END

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