Rain was seeping into the house with several holes making the rain damp everything in inside.
Brian look what I found!
No way! Lets go show mom
Mold has ruined all the books and paintings.
We should see how much this ring is.
this is very expensive!
Because the stairs are so unsafe, Jeannette stated, “Mom fell through a rotted step and went tumbling down the hillside” (Walls 185). The house needs to be fixed before anything else happens.
Mom we can use this ring for food and fixing the house, we need to sell it for money!
“But it could also improve my self-esteem. And at times like these, self-esteem is even more vital than food”
Brian and Jeannette found a diamond ring while walking around the yard. Jeannette's first thought was that this ring much be a lot of money, which then could be used to help them!
Jeannette heads inside to ask her mom to go see how much this diamond ring would cost.
Rose Mary tells Jeannette that she is not going to sell it because it will benefit her personally. Jeannette is completely ashamed of her mother for being so selfish , when this ring could change the whole family's life.