In "The Silver Bullet," this is the warlord of the gang.
Rev. Lorenzo Blake
In "A Sense of Story," this is a God-fearing man who is pained his actions reflect badly on the black folk of Roanoke, hometown to most of his parishioners.
In "The Story of a Scar," this is the tough but compassionate co-worker of the anonymous female narrator.
Mrs. Esther Clay Boswell
In "Why I Like Country Music," this is a fourth grade teacher, a disciplinarian with a sense of humor, determined to make men of her timid "little bunnies."
In "Why I Like Country Music," this is the oversized, good-natured, but tongue-tied fourth-grader.
Fredricka Burton (Ricky)
In "Widows and Orphans," this is a beautiful, coffee-brown, struggling actress attending a testimonial dinner.
In "Widows and Orphans," this is a gracious, elderly, plump table companion at a testimonial...
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