Lizabeth: "Come on, wake up." Joey: "What for? Go 'way."
"I cursed and spat on the ground - my favorite gesture of phony bravado. "Y'all children get the stones; I'll show you how to use 'em."
"Come on, wake up." "What for? Go 'way." ... "I was running as if the Furies were after me, as perhaps they were-running silently and furiously until I came to where I had half-known I was headed: to Miss Lottie's yard."
"M-miss Lottie!" I scrambled to my feet and just stood there and stared at her, and that was the moment when childhood faded and womanhood began."