Jeremy Simms is sad that he won't see the Logan kids for a while , since their school lets out in March , while the white kids' school continues until mid-May. He also lets it slip that his brothers have been hanging out with T.J Avery and that they don't treat him too well.
Cassie asks Mama why Jeremy's brothers hang out with a fourteen year old boy like TJ when they are far older than him. Mama tells her that it makes them feel good to have someone to laugh at and use.
Mr Jamison shows up at the house looking to talk to Papa. Apparently the owner of the Wallace store is planning on putting a stop to the boycott.
Mr Lanier and Mr Avery show up at the house to come and tell Papa that they don't want to shop in Vicksburg anymore as Mr Granger is going to make them pay a higher percentage of their cotton yields if they keep shopping there. Furthermore Mr Granger is threatening to kick the Averys off of his land.
On their way back from Vicksburg, Papa, Mr Morrison and Stacey are forced to come to a stop as the wheel of their wagon as come off.As they were out repairing the wheel a truck came along and shot Papa,causing the wagon to fall on his leg.
Late that night when the trio shows up Mr Morrison claims that the wagon rolled over Papa's leg but he cannot look Mama in the eye when he says this. Later that night Cassie is able to get the full story out of Stacey.