"She was a large woman with a large purse that had everything in it but hammer and nails." -- (Langston Hughes)
"It was eleven o'clock at night, and she was walking alone, when a boy rank up behind her and tried to snatch her purse... The strap broke... caused him to lose his balance." -- (Langston Hughes)
"She dragged the boy inside [her house].... The woman still had him by the neck in the middle of the room." -- (Langston Hughes)
Then. Roger, go to that sink and wash your face.
You gonna take me to jail?
"The water dripping from this face, the boy looked at her. There was a long pause...The door was open. He could... run." -- (Langston Hughes)
"She heated some lima beans and ham she had in the icebox, made the cocoa and set the table. The woman didn't ask the boy anything about where he lived, or his folks... Instead they ate." -- (Langston Hughes)
I was going to make cocoa out of this canned milk I got here.
That will be fine
"The boy wanted to say something other than 'Thank you, m'am' to Mrs.Luella Bates Washington Jones, but although his lips did not move." -- (Langston Hughes)
Now, here, take this ten dollars and buy yourself some blue suede shoes