CURLEY’S WIFE 1. ‘Seems like Curley is cockier’n ever since he got married.’ (49) 2. ‘Yeah. Purty…but -…..

Well – she got the eye.’ (49) 3. ‘Yeah? Married two weeks and got the eye? Maybe that’swhy Curley’s pants is full of ants.’ (49) 4. ‘I seen her give Slim the eye. Curley never seen it. An’ I seen her give Carlson the eye.’ (50) 5. ‘Well, I think Curley’s married….a tart.’ (50) 6. Well, you look her over, mister. You see if she ain’t a tart.’ (50) 7. Both men glanced up, for the rectangle of sunshine in the doorway was cut off. (53) 8. She had full,rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red…She wore a cotton house dress and red mules, on the insteps of which were little bouquets of red ostrich feathers. (53) 9. Her voice had a nasal, brittle quality. (53) 10. She put her hands behind her back and leaned against the door frame so that her body was thrown forward. (53) 11. Lennie’s eyes moved down over her body, and though she did not seem to be looking at Lennie she bridled a little. (53) 12. She smiled archly and twitched her body. (53)

13. ‘Well, you ain’t tryin’ very hard. I seen him goin’ in your house.’ (54) 14. 15. 16. She was suddenly apprehensive. (54) Jesus, what a tramp,’ (54) She’s purty’ (54)

17. ‘Yeah, and she’s sure hidin it. Curley got his work ahead of him. Bet she’d clear out for twenty bucks.’ (54) 18. ‘I seen ‘em poison before, but I never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her.’ 19. ‘she’s a rattrap if I ever seen one.’ (54)

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