Millie Kay Kaufman, as described by John Steinbeck

“It was the sweetness of his tongue and the tenderness of his soul. And just as there was a cleanness about his body, so there was a cleanness in his thinking. Men coming to his blacksmith shop to talk and listen dropped their cursing for a while, not from any kind of restrain but automatically, as though this were not the place for it.”

– East of Eden

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