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Thank you Ma'am

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"The woman did not watch the boy to see if he was going to run now, nor did she watch her purse, which she left behind her on the daybed."

How it affects the story

She trusts that Roger will not take off running (with the purse). It also implies that she trust him a lot.

"Now here, take this ten dollars and but yourself some blue suede shoes."

How it affects the story

It shows the moral of the story. That if you ask for something sometimes you get what want.

"put a half nelson about has neck, and continued to drag him up the street."

How it effects the story

This shows that she was not going to mean business.

"He could make a dash for it down the hall. He could run, run, run, run!"

How it affects the story
He didn't run though. He stayed on the couch and did nothing. This shows that he did not want to be mistrusted.

"The boy wanted to say something other than "Thank you ma&'am&"to Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, but although his lips moved, he couldn't even say that as he turned at the foot of the barren stoop and looked up at the large woman in the door. Then she shut the door."

How it affects the story

He was so grateful that he was speechless.


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