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Quotation by John Dos Passos
bald-headed official in 1919, of the trilogy U.S.A. The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937) Ben Evans in The Forty-Second Parallel, of the trilogy U.S.A. The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937) Bill Cermak in The Big Money, of the trilogy U.S.A. The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937) Bob Henslowe in Three Soldiers Houghton Mifflin Company (1964) Bum in Fortune Heights Three Plays, Harcourt, Brace and Company (1934)
United Fruit... United Thieves Company... it's a monopoly ... if you won't take their prices they let your limes rot on the wharf; it's a monopoly. You boys are working for a bunch of thieves, but I know it ain't your fault.
John Dos Passos (1896–1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. DeBuque Henderson in 1919, of the trilogy U.S.A., The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937).
Spoken to the character Joe Williams and another sailor in Dominica.
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