Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Why is Cassie's revenge against Lillian Simms appropriate?

Chapters 7,8

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Lillian Simms really believes that she is superior to "her little colored friend." Cassie cleverly calculates her revenge both physically intimidating her and outsmarting her. Lillian will never tell she was beat by Cassie because Cassie in only nine and Cassie threatens to reveal the secrets Lillian has betrayed her "fancy friends" with.