While Teacake and Janie get ready for the hurricane one of the townss people stops and asks if they would want to go with him up north because of how devastating the hurricane is supposed to be. However Teacake and Janie politely choose to stay there.
Janie it looks as if he has rabies. Its to late to do anything now...it should've been treated weeks ago.
Teacake and Janies house has been blown away by the hurricane and now they are both fighting for there lives in the river. When Teacake reaches the surface of the river he sees a dog, as Teacake is trying to fight off the dog he gets bit in his arm.
Janie, are you tired of taking care of me?
As Teacake sits in bed still wounded from his dog bite janie goes out to get Teacake some water.
As the doctor visits teacake he continues to grow even more sick. Janie waits on the other side of the house so she can talk to the doctor about how hes doing. When the doctor walks over to her he informs Janie that Teacake has rabies and it is to late to cure.
When Teacake goes out to get different water because it doesn't taste right Janie finds a gun under Teacakes pillow and is very worried for Teacake, Janie feels as if the sickness has taken over Teacake and she doesn't know how much longer Teacake will live.
As Teacake sits behind the bed he comes up from behind the bed rail and aims the gun at Janie, Janie yells and tries to get Teacake to put down the gun but the sickness is to strong for Teacake. Teacake puts his finger on the trigger and so does Janie, she fires the gun and Teacake collapses Janie runs over to him and just holds him in her arms and cries.