The Sky Is Gray - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

Ernest J. Gaines
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Chapter 13 Summary

Octavia tells James to get his coat fastened. They leave the cafy immediately after the incident, even though the lady behind the counter says they don't have to go. Almost immediately after they begin walking, crossing the railroad tracks, James is cold again. He is hungry again, when he smells bread baking from a baker's shop. James closes his eyes to imagine the taste and runs himself into a telephone pole. His Mother grabs him and checks for injuries before letting him go. James thinks of other things to forget the cold. He remembers the poem "Annabel Lee," which he would have had to recite if he were in school. Thinking about it doesn't make him warm, though. Ahead of them, they see an older white lady dressed in black. The lady tells James and Octavia to stop and asks them whether they've...

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