On page 110 Cecile tells Delphine “We’re trying to break yokes. You’re trying to make one for yourself. If you knew what I know, seen what I’ve seen, you wouldn’t be so quick to pull the plow.”
What does she mean by this?
How could Delphine follow this advice, in light of Cecile’s indifference toward caring for the girls?
What do you think about Delphine’s unspoken response – “I sort of knew what she meant, but someone had to look out for Vonetta and Fern while we were here.”