Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Chapter 10 SummaryPapa resists borrowing money from his brother Hammer, who he fears will discover why and come to take revenge on those responsible for his injury and likely get himself in trouble, too. On the way back, when a truck comes into view, he tells Cassie to get in back, and Kaleb Wallace approaches the wagon. Morrison calmly asks him to move the truck blocking their path, and when the white man refuses, gets down and picks it up himself, moving it aside. The story soon makes its way back to the children via Jeremy Simms, who tells them of his tree house, which he invites them to come and see sometime. Stacey coldly refuses and Jeremy seems to understand, though offers to help them build their own sometime anyway. Morrison has just returned from making the August mortgage payment in Strawberry and hands Papa an envelope, which he opens and then becomes angry. Their note has come due ahead of schedule, and Papa is ready to go and fight immediately.
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Chapter 10 Notes from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Taylor , sequel to her novella Song of the Trees. The novel won the Newbery Medal. The novel explores life in southern Mississippi in a climate of racism where many are persecuted for the color of their skin. Throughout the book, the reader learns about the importance of land and the effects of racism, at the same time as Cassie Logan the narrator learns 'the way things are'. It is key to this story that the narrator is a child as it adds emphasis upon what it was like to grow up in "The South", and it also helps the reader to understand the true impact of racism at this time.
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A week later, Papa and Mama talk about how much money they have left. They have very little, but they don't want to ask Hammer for any, because they don't want him to know what happened to Papa. If he found out, he would get very angry and probably get himself killed. They worry that Mr. Morrison might be hurt too, because of the way he beat up the Wallaces that night.
Spring comes; eventually school lets out for the cotton season. Rumor has it that T. Also, the Wallace brothers are talking about not letting anyone steal their business. One night in early summer, some nearby farmers come by and tell Papa not to buy anything for them on his next run to Vickburg. Granger and other plantation owners are threatening to decrease pay and even kick the tenants off their land and put the men on a chain gang if they do not begin shopping at the Wallace store again. All but seven families stop ordering goods from Vicksburg.