Friday 56

Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck

"Once I had a nice dog, and that dog was sick; and I promised a gold candlestick of one thousand days if that dog would get well.  And," he spread his great hands, "the dog got well."


"Is it one of these dogs?" Pilon demanded.


"No," said the Pirate. "A truck ran over him a little later."


So Steinbeck can do humour. Who knew?