What does Mr. Logan mean when he says, “This thing’s been coming a long time, baby, and T.J. just happened to be the one foolish enough to trigger it”?
He means that they’ve needed a thunderstorm to bring rain for the cotton.
He means the white townspeople and Wallaces have been looking for an excuse to hurt the black people in the community.
He means that T.J. foolishly pulled the trigger of the pearl-handled pistol on R.W. and Melvin.
He means that T.J. is the one who started the fire in the cotton.