The Grapes of Wrath "Know what we et all week? Biled nettles an' fried dough! Know where we got the flour for the dough? Swep' the floor of a boxcar." "Once California belonged to Mexico and it's land to Mexicans; and a horde of tattered feverish Americans poured in." "Now, this ain't right. We're a-talkin' here. This here you're talkin' about is stealin'. I ain't no theif." "The man drove his family in and became a citizen of Hooverville-always they were called Hooverville." "That's none of our business. We got orders to get you out of here. In half an hour we set fire to the camp."