“Um-hum! And your face is dirty. I got a great mind to wash your face for you. Ain’t you got nobody home to tell you to wash your face?”
“Then it will get washed this evening,
She was a large woman with a large purse that had everything but a hammer and nails. It had a long strap and she carried it slung across her shoulder.
he strap broke with the single tug the boy gave it from behind. But the boy’s weight and the weight of the purse combined caused him to lose his balance so, instead of taking off full blast as he had hoped, the boy fell on his back on the sidewalk, and his legs flew up.
the large woman starting up the street, dragging the frightened boy behind her.