Page 261, "Mama, the cotton! I cried, It's on fire!"
The Cotton Fire
"Oh, good Lord!" Big Ma exclaimed, hurring to join us. "That' lightning done that!" On page
"What is it ,child?" Big Ma asked." Page 261
Pg.236, "Papa, I said Uncle Hammer sold the Packard.
Pg. 235, "Uncle Hammer, where's your car? Little Man asked after we all had hugged him. Sold it, he said. Sold it! we cried in unison. B-but why? asked Stacey. Needed the money, Uncle Hammer said flatly. As we neared the church, Papa met us and embraced Uncle Hammer. I wasn't expecting you to come all the way down here. You expecting me to send that much by mail? could've wired it. Don't trust that either. How'd you get it? Borrowed some of it, sold a few things, he said with a shrug.
The Great Faith Church Revival
Pg.236, " Papa's smile faded. I didn't mean for that to happen, Hammer."
On Page 51,"When we reached the lace where we had fallen into the gully, Stacey halted. All right, he said, start digging. Come on, come on, he ordered, glancing up at Christoper-John,Little Man and me, who were wondering whether he had finally gone mad. Cassie, you start digging over there on that side of the road right across from me. That's right, don't get too near the edge. It's gotta look like it's been washed out. Christopher-John, you, and Little Man start scooping out mud from the middle of the road. Quick now,he said, still digging as we began to carry out his commands. We only got 'bout thirty minutes so's we can get back to school on time.
The Bus Trap
"Then Mama stiffened. She sniffed the air and got up. You smell smoke?, Mama said, going to the front door and opening it. Also on page 261, "If it reaches those trees, it'll burn everything from here to Strawberry, Mama said. She turned quickly and ran across the room to the side door. Sty her, she ordered, opening the door and fleeing across the yard to the barn. Mam, you'd better get some water! she yelled over her shoulder."