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Black Sheep (3)

Black Sheep

3. Pain

In the middle of the night, Suzan's low crying voice got Tom awake. He got out of his bed and came to the side of Suzan. In fact, Suzan's body was diseased because of the dirty operation. Tom gave a touch the front of her head. It was heated. Some idea came into his mind and he got bed-cloth uncovered. Suzan's cloths was wet widely about a stomach by blood. Now he got everything clearly.
"Mom, you made the money by giving your *bowel* !?" Tom's voice was sharp.
"Don't be angry, my sweet boy. Everything is for you and now I am happy," Suzan was smiling over the hard pain.
"Mom, let's go to hospital. We have money here for enough care!" Tom gave loud voice.
"No!" Suzan's voice was so sharp and cold that it made Tom quiet. "The money is not for me but for you. If you take me to hospital, I will make my stitched wound open by hand!"
Tom gave way to Suzan. Tom said to himself that she would have to become unconscious because of the great pain. "After that I will take her to hospital."
Tom was back to his bedroom and waiting. After one hour, Tom came and saw her.
He was shocked. Suzan gave a deep knife-cut to a join of the hand and arm. She was cold and dead. "Oh, my God! Mom, Mom! What a foolish!" Tom gave a burst into tears.
Thare was a letter by a head-rest. Tom had a reading in tears.
---- "To my sweet boy. I see you will take me to hospital forcedly. But I have a strong desire to keep you away from using the money for me. My decision is to put myself to death. This is only able to do for you now." Tom was unable to put a stop his crying voice. The letter went on.
"---- Richmond is hard for us black persons to be living. Though a number of troubles will be waiting for you, get through them with strong power of heart. You are special. You are great. I am truly in love with you. Put me at your memory for ever. ---- Suzan." Tom was crying with never ending tears till the morning gripping Suzan's hand.

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Black Sheep (2)

2. Money

The end of Tom's highschool days came. Normally all of poor black boys like him got a work after the end of a highschool. Nobody had a thought to go to a college because the boys were necessary to get money for their family. Going a college was a waste of time for them. In addition, to go to a college is needed of great amount of money.
Suzan had a thought that, if Tom was able to go to a college, he would have a very different days of living from her or all of poor blacks rounding them. She had been looking for the way to get enough money to send Tom to a college. But, from her work, it's very hard to make the great money.

A certain idea came into Suzan's mind. Someday she went and saw a medical man who was untrue and working out of law. His house or medical instruments was very unclean and far from a right hospital. She got a medical operation by him and gave him one of her *kidneys*. She got 5,000 dollars in exchange.
Tom came back to house from the highschool, and saw Suzan getting stretched on a bed. Her body was shaking.
"Oh, you seem to be ill. What is wrong, Mom?" said Tom.
"Nothing. I am only tired a bit."
"But I have very unquiet feeling to see you."
"No. Don't be serious, my boy. By the way, see the inside of the paper bag on the table."
Doing as she said, Tom was surprised to see great money.
"What's this !?"
"That is for you to go to a college," said Suzan.
"How did you get such great money, Mom?"
"It's not your business, my sweet. From tomorrow you have a number of things to do. Do the paper works for going in a college."
Tom was pleased very much.
"College? Am I able to go?" Suzan was very happy as well, seeing Tom.

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