The final resolution in the book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry proves to be bittersweet. In the end, T.J. is hunted down by the "night men," also known as the lynch mob. In the dark of night, the night men arrive at his house, terrorize T.J.'s family, the Averys, and beat T.J. profusely. All the while, the Logan children watch from a distance, terrified by what they see. Furthermore, as this was happening, Papa had deliberately started a fire in the fields to draw attention away from T.J., who was about to be lynched. Mr. Jamison had eventually arrived to stop the hanging of T.J., and the Logan children, apart from Stacey, returned home to safety. T.J.'s life was spared, but he likely faced a jail sentence, as he was arrested. Ultimately, the irony is that white and black neighbors work together to extinguish the fires set by Papa. However, despite these events, the racism portrayed in the novel is a harsh reality for the Logan family, as well as for many others during this time period of the 1930s in Mississippi. Cassie and her family, though, continue to have a bond with each other that cannot be taken away by any obstacle in front of them, and the "land" will forever keep them financially sound.