"Heard it myself. Clarence, too. Was standin' right up 'side him at the store when he told Mr. Kaleb. Come talkin' 'bout how Miz Logan failed him on purpose and then said she wasn't a good teacher... Said she even was destroyin' school property-talking about them books, you know"
" 'Hey, now, wait a minute, ' objected T.J. ' I don't know what somebody been tellin' y'all, but I ain't told them Wallaces nothin'
The problem that I have shown is Mama getting fired. The outcome of this is that Mama no longer has a job and T.J. and Stacey are no longer friends and T.J. becomes friends with the Simms and the causes large problems later on.
The characters involved in this problem are T.J., Stacey, little Willie, Kaleb Wallace, and Mama.