Manuscript/Mixed Material Page 3 of Lawing and Jawing
You been takin' keer of dis man for seventeen years?
Naw, but he been so mean to me, it seems lak seventeen years.
Now you tell me just where he hurt you.
Judge, tell you de truth, I'm hurt all over.
XRubs her buttocks) Fact is I'm cut,
Did you git cut in de fracas?
(Feeling the back of her
left thigh below her
Not in de fracas, Judge - just below it.
(She starts to show the
JUDGE where she has been
cut. He motions to stop her.)
(to Officer Simpson) Grab him. Put him in de shade.
Judge, I'm unguilty ! I ain't laid de weight of my hand on her in malice. You got me 'cused of murder and I ain't harmed a child.
Lemme ast you something. Didn't you know dat all de women in dis town belongs to me? Beat my women and I'll stuff you in jail. 90 years. Take 'im away.
(CLIFF is led off to jail. JUDGE looks angrily at the boy who is holding hands with the pretty girl).
You runs me hot and I'm just dyin' to sit gn Eo ' case. `.'hut you in lere for?
Well, whut you dote' in my court, you gater-faced rascal?
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- Lawing and Jawing
- Contributor Names
- Hurston, Zora Neale
- Created / Published
- Registered for copyright July 1931
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