People From all over the town come to kill TJ for what he has done. Cassie, little man, and Christopher john watch in disbelief. They are afaid but run home to get papa.
The kids come back to the house but leave Stacy behind. Papa get mad but they tell him that they are going to kill TJ. Papa get his gun but mama says there is another way. Papa figures this out and sets off.
Every one at Tj's house saw the fire being started and every rushed over to put it out saving Tj. This was papas plan but at a cost of destroying a fourth of their cotton.