The Question and Answer section for The Grapes of Wrath is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
That would be Muley,That crazy Muley done it," said Tom. "He got m e clear jumpy. Wakes me up an' says, ''By, Tom. I'm goin' on. I got places to go.'
One day his wife complained of a pain in her stomach. John thought she had a stomach ache but it turned out to be appendicitis.
From the text:
We’re sorry, said the owner men. The bank, the fifty-thousand-acre owner can’t be responsible. You’re on land that isn’t yours. Once over the line maybe you can pick cotton in the fall. Maybe you can go on relief. Why don’t you go...