Unnamed White Train Passengers

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Unnamed White Train Passengers
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Unnamed White Train Passengers
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Multi Gender Group
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MultiClass Group
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Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
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On the "white only" cars of first two trains that Horace takes during his journey to Oxford he sees a number of passengers. The terms used to describe them are either lurid or unpleasant. The sleeping ones lie with throats turned upward "as though waiting the stroke of knives." When some awake their "puffy faces" and "dead eyes" evoke "the paling ultimate stain of a holocaust." A crying child is said to be "wailing hopelessly." And the man beside whom Horace finds a seat immediately "leans forward and spits tobacco juice between his knees" (168).

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