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By Robert Penn Warren

Warren's first novel, set through the "tobacco wars" that raged in Kentucky and Tennessee within the early a part of this century. Percy Munn is one in all Warren's blameless idealists whose delusions turn into murderous as he makes an attempt to outline himself through motion within the unfolding violence round him. Southern Classics sequence.

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Naw,’ he declared, ‘naw, I say experience it saddle or bareback. even if it’s a horse or a puppy or whisky or a lady, I say a man’s received to put on the pants. All alike, they’ll all holiday over in the event that they can. yet I say, crow the place you roost. A man’s obtained to do the using. It’s me driving the whisky. no longer the whisky driving me. ’ Throwing his head again, he took one other gulp, and his Adam’s apple bobbed up and down like a very good purple cork. ‘You’re right,’ the Senator acknowledged, ‘in a manner. Whisky is sort of a lady. You get the easiest effects in the event you deal with it correct. You construct it up, chances are you'll say. Don’t simply plunge in. you need to deal with it such as you enjoyed it. a bit coaxing and dating, that provides the easiest effects, at any time when. ’ He grew to become his glass lightly in his hand, as if to demonstrate his phrases, and his gaze looked as if it would draw deeply inward. For a second he looked to be oblivious to the boys approximately him. Mr. Munn saw him. they are saying he’s hell with the ladies, he proposal, while he’s off clear of domestic. now not a lot likelihood for wearing on during this part, no longer for a favorite guy. yet Louisville and Washington, he made up for misplaced time whilst he received up there, they stated. ‘— whisky,’ Mr. Christian used to be announcing, ‘a nice democratic establishment. subsequent to the announcement of Independence and Bunker Hill, damned if it ain’t the best. Why, whisky, it makes a wealthy guy pore, like they are saying, and a pore guy wealthy. ’ Mr. Munn used to be gazing the Todd boy. He heard Mr. Christian’s voice pronounce the identify ‘Sullins,’ and grew to become back towards him. ‘— and the Sullinses, I’ve identified ’em all my life,’ Mr. Christian was once asserting, nonetheless status at the rug sooner than the fireside together with his heels dug in. ‘I’ve recognized my bellyful of Sullinses. And this Ben Sullins, he’s like several the remainder. something for cash, and butter wouldn’t soften of their mouth. Why, outdated Ben Sullins — that’s Ben’s father, useless now and in hell yes because the strong God placed tail feathers on jaybirds to conceal their ragged asses — for 2 dimes and a shinplaster he’d have bought his gray-haired mom to be boiled down for lye cleaning soap. And I’m now not announcing I’d blame him an excessive amount of, for any lady within the Sullins family members will get to be powerful nigh like an egg-sucking whinge ’fore she’s performed. you simply permit a very good, traditional, God-fearing lady marry into them Sullinses, and in 5 years she’ll be similar to ’em. I’ve visible it occur too frequently. examine Ben Sullins’s spouse. Come of excellent sincere fogeys and appeared human. yet you enable a lady get married with a Sullins and in 5 years you can’t inform ’em aside. the girl will get that sharp, grey glance, like a she-rat with lard on her whiskers. That’s how to inform a Sullins, male or lady. other than whilst the wind’s correct, after which you don’t need to glance ——’ ‘Now, now, Bill,’ Captain Todd stated, ‘not undesirable as all that. ’ ‘You don’t recognize. You by no means made a examine of Sullinses, like me. Years now, and that i lay up within the mattress a few nights simply learning approximately Sullinses. a person informed me one time a few Sullins I by no means heard of. Lived down in Tennessee in Cheatham County, and that i simply took me a visit all the way down to examine him.

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