It ain't right. Ain't no man ought to eat his woman's food...
Lizabeth stands in the barren land she lives in, looking at "a brilliant splash of sunny yellow against the dust" which is Miss Lottie's marigolds.
Lizabeth overhears her father yelling at her mother about how far in poverty they are. She notices how her father is not the strong man she thought he was, which adds to even more conflicts she must deal with.
Lizabeth runs to Miss Lottie's home crying and starts to rip marigolds out of the ground. Miss Lottie watches her.