Half fish," he said. "Fish that you were. I am sorry that I went too far out. I ruined us both. But we have killed many sharks, you and I, and ruined many others. How many did you ever kill, old fish? You do not have that spear on your head for nothing.
Something, or something awful or something wonderful was certain to happen on every day in this part of Africa.
It's none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.
Wipe the pap of your mother's breast off thy lips and give me a hatful of that dirt,' the man with his chin on the ground said. 'No one of us will see the sun go down this night.
If you stop complaining and asking for what you never will get, you will have a good life. A good life is not measured by any biblical span.
If you can do this you are beginning to get what you are trying for, which is to make something that will become a part of the reader's experience and a part of his memory.