"Hey Lizabeth," Joey yelled. He never talked when he could yell. I cam reluctantly from my private world. "Where you want to go? What you want to do? They were both tired of boring summer days so someone yelled "Lets go see can we find some locusts on the hill. Joey said "Ain't no more locusts there. Then Lizabeth heard someone say "Lets go to Miss Lotties." It was Joey.
They had gone to Miss Lotties and saw her working in her garden and Joey said "Y'all git some stones." Everyone except Lizabeth grabbed them and was then reinforced to grab some by Joey. They all stood there just staring through the bushes, Lizabeth not knowing whether to join or realizing it was to silly. After, they all crept to the edge of the bushes that bordered the road in front of Miss Lotties. "Zing"- a stone had beheaded one of the blossoms. Miss Lottie said "Who out there?" She got up and searched the bushes and then got back to her weeding. "Zing"- Joey had sent another pebble and then rapid fire started and all the pebbles started flying at the marigold and ruining them. Miss Lottie became enraged and cried for John Burke. After they had bolted off Lizabeth felt so ashamed.
After hearing a terrible argument her parents just had, she didn't want to be alone so she woke Joey up at 4:00 am. When Lizabeth tried to wake him up he yelled "Ouch! What's the matter with you? What you want?" Lizabeth wanted to go out and then Joey said "Where are you going?" She was going to Miss Lotties yard. Joey completely disagreed and said "Lizabeth, you lost your mind?" Then suddenly when they reached Miss Lotties yard she leaped Into the marigolds and pulled, and trampled every single marigold in that yard. He kept pulling on her dress to force her to stop but it was to late, so Joey simply said "Look Lizabeth." There was a full garden of marigolds destroyed. Then she saw Miss Lottie, and she knew that was the moment when childhood faded and womanhood began. That crazy, last act of childhood. When she looked at Miss Lottie all she saw was a broken woman.