For a month Lillian Jean had been using Cassie as a slave. She would have to carry her books and do anything she asked. Cassie would even have to listen to Lillian's secrets. Cassie had enough and had to get back at her. Cassie brought Lillian Jean to a forest and beat her up, and Cassie said "if you tell anyone about this I will tell your secrets". Cassie proved to Lillian Jean that she is strong not matter the color of her skin.
When Papa, Stacey, and Mr. Morrison went to Vicksburg something tragic happened to Papa. While getting ready to leave on of the back tires came off so Papa and Mr.Morrison went to go fix it. While Papa was fixing the wheel he was shot. The shot scared Jack and the wagon rolled right over Papa. Since Papa was injured so bad he won't be able to go back to work. This is a problem because how will the Logan's pay their bills and taxes.
On their way home from Little Willie Wiggins house, Cassie, Little Man, Christopher-John, and Mr.Morrison ran into Kaleb Wallace. Kaleb blocked them on purpose so they couldn't go home. Kaleb started yelling at Mr.Morrison, and Mr. Morrison didn't respond all he did was walk over and move the car himself. This shocked the children and Kaleb Wallace showing how strong Mr.Morrison was and that he wasn't afraid.