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It had a long strap, and she carried it slung across her shoulder.
The strap broke with the single tug the boy gave it from behind. The large woman simply turned around and kicked him right square in his blue-jeaned sitter.
Then she reached down, picked the boy up by his shirt front, and shook him until his teeth rattled. But she bent down enough to permit him to stoop and pick up her purse. She did not release him. And your face is dirty.
I got a great mind to wash your face for you.
He looked as if he were fourteen or fifteen, frail and willow-wild, in tennis shoes and blue jeans. I would teach you right from wrong.
Least I can do right now is to wash your face. When I get through with you, sir, you are going to remember Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones. Jones stopped, jerked him around in front of her, put a half-nelson about his neck, and continued to drag him up the street.
When she got to her door, she dragged the boy inside, down a hall, and into a large kitchenette-furnished room at the rear of the house. She switched on the light and left the door open.
The boy could hear other roomers laughing and talking in the large house. Some of their doors were open, too, so he knew he and the woman were not alone. The woman still had him by the neck in the middle of her room. Roger looked at the door—looked at the woman—looked at the door—and went to the sink.
There was a long pause. A very long pause. After he had dried his face and not knowing what else to do dried it again, the boy turned around, wondering what next.
The door was open. He could make a dash for it down the hall. He could run, run, run, run, run! The woman was sitting on the day bed. Then he frowned, but not knowing he frowned.
So you set down while I fix us something to eat. You might run that comb through your hair so you will look presentable.of results for "thank you ma'am" Click Try in your search results to watch thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime .
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1 Thank You, Ma'am (by Langston Hughes) She was a large woman with a large purse that had everything in it but hammer and nails. It had a long strap, and she carried it slung across her shoulder.
In "Thank You, M'am," a young boy attempts to steal from an elderly woman. Instead of calling the police, the woman invites him into her house and tells him to wash his face. He reveals that he. Thank You Ma'am! is a group of women dedicated to amplified contributions to a selected non-profit each quarter.
Thank You Ma'am! is a group of women dedicated to amplified contributions to a selected non-profit each quarter. In "Thank You, M'am," a boy learns an important lesson about kind-ness and trust from a surprising source. Before reading, think about an unexpected act of kindness you have done for someone or someone has done for you.
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