Yes, rats know about man, but rats had never known a man like erd Neff, a man who hated all mankind.
Numbers were massacred; pronounce massacred with the accent on mas, and red like erd, as if mas'saker'd, never mas'sacreed.
Wheat on the ground and no place to store it but in erd Neff's sheds.
Like each of his predecessors in the cage, he was a large, brown rat called John—after erd Neff's despised and deceased father.
erd Neff wanted as little to do with his fellow men as possible.
She say, 'I'm gwine give you one hun'erd lashes in the mornin', now go pen them calves.'
An' father 'e wakes right up an' 'erd w'at Benny was cryin', an' sez 'e, 'Benny's right enough.