N3: Claudette spends several hours alone in a jail cell.
N1: Finally, she can go home.
Mr. Colvin: What were you thinking, Claudette?
Claudette: I was thinking of Harriet Tubman. I felt like her hand was on my shoulder, keeping me in my seat.
Mr. Colvin: Those policemen could have really hurt you.
N2: Claudette’s mother puts her arm around Claudette.
Mrs. Colvin: I think you were very brave.
N3: Back at school, friends gather around Claudette.
Dennis: I can’t believe you got arrested!
Eddie: I would never have the guts to do what you did!
N1: For a while, Claudette is treated like a celebrity.
N2: But then things take a bad turn. By not giving up her seat, Claudette broke the law.
N3: One of the policemen says she scratched him.
N1: She is charged with assault and found guilty.
N2: Now her friends avoid her.
N3: In the cafeteria, they take their trays and move away.
Claudette: Where are you going?
Joan: You made things worse for all of us.
N1: Claudette eats alone.