Ruthie & her Cracker Jacks:'s o they got mad. An' one kid grabbed her Cracker Jack box... So Ruthie got mad an' chase 'em, an's he fit one, an' then she fit another, an' then one big girl up an' licked her... So then Ruthie cried, an's he said she'd git her big brother, an' he'd kill that big girl...

An' then- an' the, Ruthie said our brother already kill't two fellas... .' (455) Today at camp Pa bought Winfiel' an' me a lie' box of Cracker Jack. Then when I was eating some kids they see and want some. But I didn't give 'em none, I worked good for them lie' box. But then them mean kids come and stole my Cracker Jack from my hands.

So then I chased 'em and hit them. Then this big girl, this stupid big girl, she hit me hard, an' I tell ed her, my brother, he killed two men, and he'd kill her if she didn't gimme my Cracker Jack. An' then she laughed at me an' calls me a liar. If only Tom were here then I'd show her! I wist' there weren't no kids, jus' me and Winfiel'... I tell ya, them kids at camp ain't no good, they stole my Cracker Jack. I worked all day pick in' cotton to get that box, it ain't fair! One day, I will get that stupid girl...

RuthieLil' Ruthie got in a fight with some kids today. She to' em 'bout Tom an' how he kill't two men an' how he's a-hid in'. It fri " end me, and I had to go warn Tom. I to' him to go far away, so no one would catch 'im.

But that Ruthie, it ain't her fault', she just wanted her box o' Cracker Jack. No use for me hit tin' her-she didn't know what she was a-doin. I can't let anger tear apart this fam by now, I must keep lov in'. Oh, how I miss dear Tom, how we need him now... Ma Ma came to see me an' brought some good cook in'. We sat in my dark cave an' talked.

Then she to't me about Ruthie an' her fight with the other kids. Ma said Ruthie to' one girl she ha't a brother that would kill' her 'cause he'd already kill't two men. I don't think that girl believed Ruthie, them kids is always join'. But Ma seemed awful worried, an's he to't me to leave the area be for' them people find me. I tried to tell Ma its jus' kid talk, but Ma was start for me, so I to' her I would leave. Tonight, after it gits dark enough I will move on north.

I will live the life of ol' Casy, do what Casy done-try an' help the starving people. Tom Today I saw a girl stand in' there eat in a big, big box of Cracker Jack. Pa didn't get no work today, so we was eat in' fried fat a gin. So me an' my friends, we as' her if she would give a piece to nibble on. We was certain she would give us some- Ma always saying to me share with others.

But she s hooked her head an' didn't give us none. We was mad so we took it from 'er. Then she screwed and tried to kick me, so I hit 'er a big on'. Then she says to me her big bro " er will kill me, and he'd kill't two men already. That big liar! First, she don't give us some o' her Cracker Jack, then she says her bro " er kill't two men. That girl, she was crazy, talk in' trash like that.

Her Ma need'a give her a big ol's park in'! Big Girl.