Mr. Bubba: a Black man
Nameless white man: man who taunts Bailey
Chapter 25 describes in detail how Bailey sees a “colorless” person pulled from the river; Bailey is forced to help carry the body and is threatened with being locked in the calaboose. Bailey is horrified at what he has seen. It is at this time that Mrs. Henderson decides that they are going on a trip to California.
Bailey is maturing and as a young, virile male is a threat to the caste system in the eyes of many white men; in...
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