Quotation by William Gass

Once, when dust rolled up from the road and the fields were high with heavy-handled wheat and the leaves of every tree were gray and curledup and hung head down, I went in the meadow with an old broom like a gun, where the dandelions had begun to seed and the low ground was cracked, and I flushed grasshoppers from the goldenrod in whirring clouds like quail and shot them down. I smelled wheat in the warm wind and every weed. I tasted dust in my mouth.... I hunted Horse Simon in the shade of a tree. I rode the broom over the brown meadow grass and with a fist like pistol butt and trigger shot the Indian on Horse Simon down.... My horse had a golden tail. Dust rolled up behind. He was on the tractor in a broad-brimmed hat. With a fist like a pistol butt and trigger, going fast, I shot him down.
William Gass (b. 1924), U.S. fictionist, essayist, philosopher. "The Pedersen Kid," p. 68, In the Heart of the Heart of the Country.

"Jorge," alone in the Pedersen house.
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