work from a well off woman, Mrs. Hollis, and how she treats them. In spite of her will to help
The story starts off as two ragged boys walk up Mrs. Hollis’ lawn coming from the camp,
Mrs. Hollis is disgusted at all of the dirt and ragged clothes they’re wearing. Mrs. Hollis gives the
okies some work to do in exchange for some food. One of the boys points to the other and tells
a red shiny wrapper. They have only had one of those once in their whole lifetime and were very
While Mrs. Hollis was taking her afternoon nap, she was awoken by a knock on the door.
She went and looked, and sure enough it was the two “okies” again asking if they could go piss in
her bathroom. She got mad and told them to finish their work and leave, then slammed the door.
didn’t get their work done, but she still gave them a dollar. One of them grinned while snatching
the dollar from her hand. She asked why he was grinning like that. He pointed to his uncle and he
was “pissing in his pants.” Mrs Hollis saw a puddle forming on her patio and in disgust she ran to
her bathroom and threw up everywhere.
picture back around 1930 these two okies walking up to her door and asking her for a job. I
would be a little disgusted from all the dirt and the ragged smelly clothes on them, but I would
mainly feel sorry for the two. I would pay them to do some chores for me. I would supply them
with food while they were there, and pay them when they were done. I wouldn’t let them use my
bathroom though. I wouldn’t want them to enter my house at all, because they are complete
the chocolate cherry in a red wrapper, I think it resembles all of the things poor people couldn’t
get. I think Mrs. Hollis gave them a dollar because she felt sorry for them. She sent them home
without finishing the job because she wanted them to leave before her Bridge Club came over so
she wouldn’t be embarrassed by their presence.