Cassie 'Uncle Toms' Lillian Jean. She pretends to be Lillian Jean's slave and leads her into the middle of the forest where she drops Lillian Jean's books and demands that she picks them up. Cassie does this to gain respect from Lillian Jean after Papa told her she has to go gain her own respect for herself.
The Averys stopped shopping at Vicksburg because Mr. Granger threatens to put them on the chaingang. Cassie then asks Papa if their family is done shopping at Viksburg. Papa points to a tree and tells Cassie that if that tree gives up, it will die, we're like that tree.
Kaleb Wallace blocks Mr. Morrison from leaving. Mr. Morrison picks up Kaleb Wallace's truck and pushes it aside, after Kaleb Wallace refuses to move it. He intimidated Kaleb Wallace and surprised the children with his strength.