They oughta be shamed uh theyselves ! Teasin' dat poor brute beast lak they is ! Done been worked tuh death; done had his disposition ruint wid mistreatment, and now they got tuh finish devilin' ím tuh death.
For the first time she could see a man's head naked of its skull.
Janie had robbed him of his illusion that all men cherish. She had cast down his empty armor before men and they had laughed.
Ah'd rather be dead than for Jody tuh think Ah'd hurt him. Tuh think Ah been wid Jody 20 years and Ah just now got tuh bear de name uh poisonin' him !
Ah thought maybe de thing would die down but it's been singin' round here dat Joe was "fixed" and you wuz de one dat did it
Don't let nobody hear you say dat, Janie. Folks will say you ain't sorry he's gone
Tain't dat Ah worries over Joe's death, Pheoby. Ah jus' loves dis freedom. To my thinkin' mourning oughtn't tuh last no longer'n grief
Folks is playin' it wid sense and folks is playin' without. But you got good meat on yo' head. You'll learn.
Jody useter tell me Ah never would learn. It wuz too heavy fuh mah brains.