"No T-Ray no boy was out here it was just me!!"
"I expect this out of boys, Lily-you can't blame them-but I expect more out of you. You act no better than a slut."
Think about what you did!
When T-Ray is sleeping Lily sneaks out sometimes to the peach fields and look at all the belongings her mother left behind. In her head this is another way for her to get close to her mother and try to find out more about her.
One night T-Ray went out to find her after he discovered she was missing from the house and thought she was out though she was meeting a boy. Lily tried to tell him that there was no boy outside and it was just her.
T-Ray snatched Lily up by the arm and marched her back to the house. When they reached the house he grabbed a box of grits which was one of T-Rays worse punishments. Lily kneed in the grits for about an hour and when she got up she bad purple and blue bruises on her knees.