Title: High Bid
Genre: Short Story
I wondered how Daddy could sell me to somebody else’s family. I was a good helper to Mama around the house and helped her put out wash for Miss Crabtree. When I was twelve, Mama let me work for Miss Cain. She hired me to keep house for her one day a week and paid me a dollar and a quarter every Friday. I gave Mama and Daddy the dollar and kept the quarter for myself. When I turned thirteen, she gave me a dollar raise, which I still gave to Mama and Daddy. I guess this didn’t beat Richard’s offer.