Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor Most Memorable Scene Zak Ishijima Period 5 June 13th, 2017
“You gonna move your truck?”
“You big black nigger, I oughta cut your heart out for what you done! My brothers laid up like they is and you still runnin’ ’round free as a white man. Downright sinful, that’s what it is! Why, I oughta gun you down right where you sit—”
“You gonna move it?”
“That truck in your way, boy?”
Kaleb Wallace gazed up at Mr. Morrison, then at the truck as if trying to comprehend the connection between the two.
“I’ll move it all right . . . when I get good and ready—”
Slowly, his muscles flexing tightly against his thin shirt and the sweat popping off his skin like oil on water, he lifted the truck in one fluid, powerful motion until the front was several inches off the ground and slowly walked it to the left of the road, where he set it down as gently as a sleeping child.
Kaleb Wallace was mute. Christopher-John, Little Man, andI stared open-mouthed, and even Stacey, who had witnessedMr. Morrison’s phenomenal strength before, gazed in wonder
It took Kaleb Wallace several minutes to regain his voice.We were far down the road, almost out of hearing, when hisfrenzied cry of hate reached us.
“One of these nights, you watch, nigger! I’m gonna come get you for what you done! You just watch! One night real soon . . .”