- Every farmer knows a chemical dealer's representative who has taken a demonstration drink of some insecticide—safe as mother's milk, etc. Once, when Verna Clark was still alive and everyone was still using chlordane for corn rootworm, Harold dropped his instructions into the tank and reached in with his hand and picked them out.p. 310.9
- ...even allowing them to decide strategy when his play was at a crisis; he topped Jess's stories, and, in some ways, his style of telling them; he sang verses of songs, both familiar and obscure, that were entertaining, but best of all, appropriate, so that you had private realizations, sharp but silly to express, of how everything that was happening at that moment seemed marvelously to fit—that was Pete's gift, and it demonstrated to me an intelligence that I wasn't used to allowing him.p. 79.4
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