The House on Mango Street Chapter 37 - What Sally Said
Sally comes to school constantly bruised, saying that she fell. She eventually tells Esperanza the truth, that her father beats her constantly, worrying that she will run away like his sisters to become whores. Sally stays with Esperanza's family briefly until her father comes crying to beg her to return home. She leaves with him; however, any time he sees her speaking with a boy, she is absent from school the following day.