Lizabeth throws rocks at Ms. Lottie's house along with her brother Joey and the other neighborhood kids. They love to annoy Ms. Lottie.
Lizabeth is awoken to the sound of her parents talking about how her father has no job and how he can't provide for the family. I the end, her mother is now the rock who holds her father while he sobs loudly.
Now confused and scared and without even thinking, Lizabeth runs to Ms Lottie's house and starts tearing up her marigolds while crying. This was the last childish act she did. After this she lost innocence and gained compassion.