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Pecola's mother, Polly, didn't have a chance at a decent life. Polly who was in Alabama was the ninth of eleven children and she had stepped on a rusty nail when she was two years old. The wound left her with a crooked, archless foot that flopped when she walked. Other than Polly's deformity, there was nothing special about her.

Because she couldn't play like the other children, Polly found other ways to amuse herself and she took great pleasure in organizing things. Whether it was canned goods on a shelf or peach pits on the step, Polly loved putting things in order. .

As a child Polly had helped take care of the house until the family moved to Kentucky in search of a better life. Polly cooked and cleaned the house while her folks worked and she watched her younger twin brothers when they came...

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