*** It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day.
I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was balin' hay.
- Talking to the narrator at church the Sunday prior. The first is simply that of a "period piece" of life in the American South in the early 20th Century.
- Throwing something off the bridge with the narrator. Gentry's language and imagery is colorful and particular.
I saw him at the sawmill yesterday on Choctaw Ridge, And now you tell me Billy Joe's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge." Mama said to me "Child, what's happened to your appetite?