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In "The Only One Who Forgot", Brandy says, 'She's always looked after me, just like my mother.' Give a brief account of what Miss Bella says and does that makes the reader question Miss Bella's feelings for Brandy.

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In "The Only One Who Forgot", Brandy says, 'She's always looked after me, just like my mother.' Give a brief account of what Miss Bella says and does that makes the reader question Miss Bella's feelings for Brandy. Generally, she acts as if Brandy is someone to be feared. When she hears that Brandy brought Shelagh to a 'cave', she expressed concern in the way she 'glared' at Shelagh's father. She also tells Shelagh not to go down to the beach with Brandy again; basically, she does not want Shelagh to be alone with Brandy. Later she tells Shelagh to get her shells another time, 'when Brandy's not there'. ...read more.

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and that's final!" On her way to the beach, when she hears Shelagh's cries of pain, she thinks immediately of Brandy and how he is almost physically mature. Note the focus on the description of the boy - 'his thick lips, his satiny black skin and his strong boy's body, so soon to be a man's'. His distinctive racial features are emphasised, as well as his imminent physical maturity. Later, she ignores the hair and heavy jutting forehead' and 'the black hands on the girl's shoulders.' Miss Bella is focussing on him, and concentrating on his racial features and his maturing body. She is so horrified at the possibilities racing through her mind at the combination of 'black boy and white girl' that she gave a 'short, dey sob, almost of terror', and ran to the scene. ...read more.

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She also calls him a 'black, damned nigger'. Her voice quality also demonstrates her feelings towards him. She screams at him, and adverbs like 'hoarsely' are used to describe the quality of her voice. She also cries out at him in a voice 'shrill with fear'. The writer also uses the word 'spat' to convey her feelings of disgust and distaste. She also hits him hard across the mouth. This is seen in the line 'she swung her hand across his mouth, hard'. The blow makes him bleed. The above textual details from the text show her true feelings for him, now that Shelagh has come into the picture. However, one cannot say that she does not care for Brandy, nor can one say that she trusts and loves him totally, without reservations. ...read more.

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