night john


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  • (Waller brings Night John to the quarters with a rope tied around his neck connected to the horse)
  • We needed the extra hands
  • (Sarny hands Night John a pinch of tobacco)
  • Ill teach you some letters if you give me some tobacco
  • What's a letter?
  • (Night John draws the letter "A" in the dirt and tells her how it sounds and what part is the bottom.)
  • First letter is "A"...sounds like ahhhh or aye .
  • ahhhh.....ayyyeee
  • (Sarny draws the word "BAG" in the dirt)
  • something I saw on a feed sack.
  • what do you think you are doing? what are you writing in the dirt?!
  • who is teaching her to read?!
  • punishment by law is removal of an extremity
  • it was me.. I taught the girl to read and write
  • (Night John takes Sarny to "School" where there are others waiting to learn to read and write.)
  • "soon, Sarny, soon you'll be able to read them all. All of you will. now lets start so you can get back."
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