After Stark dies, his funeral is held, and Janie burns the rest of the head rags. She still continues to manage the store, but with certain liberties that she did not have before
Janie enters in a stage of mourning, and has had a lot of time to think. She gets frustrated with the fact that Nanny had only told her to go for men with material things. Also, Janie keeps around men as suitors.
Janie later finds new help to .her store, a young dude named Hezekiah. After meeting him, she doesn't let any of the suitors come near her as close to the store, and then her and Phoebe go fishing as a way to enjoy her freedom