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The Grapes of Wrath
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  • And then, all of a sudden, the family began to function.
  • She seemed to know that if she swayed the family shook, and if she ever really deeply wavered or despaired the family would fall, the family will to function would be gone.

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  • The last clear definite function of man—muscles aching to work, minds aching to create beyond the single need—this is man.

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