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From the text:
Slim's a jerkline skinner. Hell of a nice fella. Slim don't need to wear no high-heeled boots on a grain team.
This was Slim, the jerkline skinner. His hatchet face was ageless. He might have been thirty-five or fifty. His ear heard more than was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought. His hands, large and
lean, were as delicate in their action as those of a temple dancer.
From this description, we can infer that Slim is kind, genuine, and well respected by the hands on the ranch.
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