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- As she started on the yams, the rope she had dropped wiggled and snapped taut.Eight (67% in)
- On cold days, on the woodbox behind the stove, she would read and memorize, warm with the rich taste of the words, and at night in cotton-picking time, when she lay rigid with fatigue, she would say them over with her lips like Papa did — the pretty ones and the Don't-be-afraid-Lena, God-is-near ones that made her taut muscles loosen their grip and lower her into sleep.One (84% in)
- Slowly she eased him off, both of them trembling, until the rope came taut.Thirteen (83% in)
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