"You ain't goin' off in all dat mess uh commonness. Ah'm surprised at yuh fuh askin
"When you pull down yo' britches, you look lak de change uh life"
She tore off the kerchief from her head and let down her plentiful hair. The weight, the length, the glory was there.
Nanny had taken the biggest thing God ever made, the horizon-for no matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you-and pinched it into such a little bit of a thing that she could tie it about her granddaughter's neck tight enough to choke her.
" 'Tain't dat Ah worries over Joe's death , Pheoby. Ah jus' loves dis freedom."
She found herself glowing inside. Somebody wanted her to play. Somebody thought it natural for her to play.