The logan family was working on the cotton fields when Cassie spots papa and another man walking towards them. Papa exclaims that he will not be home for a while and needs someone to look after the house. This man is Mr.Morrison and will work and protect the family in return for food shelter and a little bit of payment.
Mama tells Mr. Morrison where he will be staying and the work he will do and in exchange he tells her why he got fired from the railroading business. He got in a fight with two white men, although he didn't start it, he was the one fired because he is black.
Meanwhile at church the logans hear that there was another burning. The logan children belive Mr Morrison was hired to protect their family from the night riders and the burnings. Mama is discouraged and doesnt think its true. It is though.