book in the grapes of wrath by john steinbeck
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Muley is the hold out. He refuses to leave the land which he has been evicted from. He is a ghost, "a barnyard ghost". Muley represents the futility of these sharecroppers. He is the stubborn farmer who can't leave his land simply because a piece of paper says it is not his. Muley, of course, is being sought after by the authorities. I suppose Muley is being hunted but they are really hunting a shell of a man, virtually a ghost.