Manly Wade Wellman

American writer (1903-1986)

Manly Wade Wellman (21 May 1903 – 5 April 1986) was an American writer.

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All page numbers from the hardcover first edition published by Doubleday, ISBN 0-385-14807-0
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  • “If you drop a hook in, you’ll get a bite right quick,” I said. “Maybe not the biggest fish, but the best fighter. They’d fight one another to take the hook.”
    “There’s some sort of parable to that thought,” she said, not air way cheerfully. “How life gives you something you think is good and wholesome, and then uses it to yank you out of your world.”
    • Chapter 4 (p. 38)
  • Anyway, you think for yourself. And if a man can’t do that, he isn’t really thinking.
    • Chapter 11 (p. 126)
  • I don’t rightly know today whether I was scared at that time. A thing can come along and happen to you, and you don’t have the time to make up your mind if you’re scared, because there’s so almighty much else you’ve got to tend to somehow.
    • Chapter 13 (pp. 150-151)
  • But if I feared it, I faced up to it anyway. A man’s got to be a man sometime. You show me one who was nair afraid, and I’ll right away show you one that nair in his life came up against aught to fear.
    • Chapter 13 (p. 157)
  • Mind your feet, don’t stumble, and don’t be afraid. Because there never was a better time not to be afraid.
    • Chapter 13 (p. 157)
  • Weather was a-getting ready to happen.
    • Chapter 14 (p. 163)
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