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The Phalanx in Grapes of Wrath

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Tommy, don't you go fightin' 'em alone. They'll hunt you down like a coyote. Tommy, I got to thinkin' and dreamin'and wonderin' They say there's a hun'erd thousand of us shoved out. If we was all mad the same way, Tommy' they wouldn't hunt nobody down'.Ma Joad, Chapter 8

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