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relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order founded by him
  • Our house was a fourteen-room typical San Franciscan post-Earthquake affair.
    p. 219.0
  • Not that I identified with the newcomers, nor with the rare Black descendants of native San Franciscans, nor with the whites or even the Asians, but rather with the times and the city.
    p. 211.4
  • To San Franciscans "the City That Knows How" was the Bay, the fog, Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Top o' the Mark, Chinatown, the Sunset District and so on and so forth and so white.
    p. 211.9
  • The naval officers with their well-dressed wives and clean white babies inhabited another time-space dimension than I. The well-kept old women in chauffeured cars and blond girls in buckskin shoes and cashmere sweaters might have been San Franciscans, but they were at most gilt on the frame of my portrait of the city.
    p. 212.6
  • Native San Franciscans, possessive of the city, had to cope with an influx, not of awed respectful tourists but of raucous unsophisticated provincials.
    p. 212.7
  • San Franciscans would have sworn on the Golden Gate Bridge that racism was missing from the heart of their air-conditioned city.
    p. 213.1
  • A story went the rounds about a San Franciscan white matron who refused to sit beside a Negro civilian on the streetcar, even after he made room for her on the seat.
    p. 213.4
  • With the haughtiness San Franciscans have for people who live in the warmer climate, she explained that all I needed were lots of shorts, pedal pushers, sandals and blouses because "southern Californians hardly ever wear anything else."
    p. 226.3

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