As she lay in the midst of dirt and squalor she seemed in utter oblivion. To her the cobwebby walls, the cockroaches, the plush chair with springs uncovered, and the filthy blanket were unimportant, because for once in her life, the young colored girl had captured the spotlight. She was the center of interest in that room; of secondary interest was the baby - her baby - in the next room.
Shirley, Mary E.
Manuscripts: Vol. 9
, Article 27.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol9/iss4/27