Rosaleen just poured her snuff juice onto Franklin's shoes.
Rosaleen, and lily get arrested due to stealing fans from the church. so Franklin and his other friends follow Lily, and Rosaleen to the police station.
Rosaleen arrives to the jail, and Franklin and his men were awaiting for her. She was told to apologize, and when she refused to do so she was beaten with a flashlight.
Rosaleen was transported to the hospital, once she was beaten. While in Lily's life she is running away from home to come rescue rosaleen from the hospital, so they can run away from the racism and problems in their life.
Rosaleen, and Lily escape the hospital and start their journey towards Tiburon. They hitchhiked their way there, and once they arrive Lily searches for the black Mary that she had found in her mothers belongings.
This is the boatwright's house. Where Lily and Rosaleen stay, and grow and mature. It symbolizes the freedom and happiness of their new life