You mutter one word of this to anybody, Lillian Jean, just one person and everybody at Jefferson Davis is gonna know who you crazy 'bout and all your other business... and you know I know. Besides, if anybody ever did find out 'bout this fight, you'd be laughed clear up to Jackson. You here going on thirteen, getting beat up by a nine-year-old.
But, Cassie, why? You was such a nice little girl...
Don't you come messing with me, T.J.!
What you doing here, T.J.?
I got a right to come to my own church, ain't I? See all my old friends? Hey, Cassie girl, how you doin'?
This scene is vital to Chapter 9. It shows Cassie, Stacey, and Papa talking after Mr. Avery pulls out of the Vicksburg deal. This scene is important because it is vital.