I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Chapter 14
Maya is happy to be in Stamps. She welcomes its slowness, and its feeling of seclusion: she doesn't want anything more to happen to her, and nothing happens here. Many people come to see her and her brother, because they are travelers. Bailey tells fantastic stories about St. Louis, and everyone believes him. Bailey has matured a little: he speaks eloquently and sarcastically. No one in Stamps understands his insults. Maya is still afraid of being thought of as sinful, and does not speak. Her family thinks of her as "tender-hearted"-almost as if she were ill.