She was a large woman with a large purse that had everything in it but hammer and nails. it was eleven o'clock at night , and she was walking alone , when a boy ran up behind her to snatch her purse (64) .
The strap broke with a single tug the boy gave it from behind. But the boy's weight and the weight from the purse combined caused him to lose his balance so, instead of full blast as he hoped, the boy fell on his back on the sidewalk, and his legs flew up. The large woman simply turned around and kicked him right in the blue jean sitter (64) .
"Um-hum! And your face is dirty, I got a great mind to wash your face for you. Ain't you got nobody home to tell you wash your face. " p66
Roger looked at the door-looked at the women-and went to the sink. "Let the water run until it gets warm here's a clean towel." p 66
"I believe you're hungry-or been hungry-to try to snatch my pocketbook." "I wanted a pair of blue suede shoes." p (67)
Then she cut him a half of her ten-cent cake "Eat some more, son," when they were finished she got up and said, "Now, here take this ten dollars and buy yourself some suede shoes. p (68)