Amari being beaten in the house at Derbyshire Farms

Amari being beaten in the house at Derbyshire Farms

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  • Teenie's Instructions
  • Attention
  • Serving the Derby's
  • "Polly, you just do what Lena, the head serving gal, tells you to do. Say nothing except for yes, sir and yes, mam. Myna, you copy everything they do and act like you know what you doing!" (137)
  • The Accident
  • "Suddenly Lena cleared her throat and snapped to attention. Polly and Amari did the same. Mr. Derby, dressed in a red velvet suit, escorted his now pregnant wife into the room. Clay sauntered in … could." (139)
  • The Punishment
  • "As Lena skillfully served the stew, vension, corn, and beans to the derby family, Amari and Polly were kept busy taking plates back to the kitchen, bringing up steaming...pie." (142)
  • Clean up time
  • o"Mr. Derby finished  a last glass...pie. Amari, looking at Polly rather that the floor, tripped over his leg and fell. No! No! Polly breathed as the platter flipped and the pie... floor." (144)
  • "Mr. Derby grasped the handle, drew his arm back, and fiercely broughthe braided lash of it across Amari's back. She s reamed, twisting with pain at his feet...stained with her blood."(145)
  • He took a deep breath. To Polly he said, I put you in charge of this ignorant African. You failed me. It is your fault she made such a fool of herself tonight. Clean up and tend to her wounds. As soon... Hildy."(146)
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