that was also quite shrew-like."But, Mr. Cinjun, I tried."Mr. Cinjun lived in the white part of town. On account of his small size and his rodent-like appearance, hedidn't get the respect he deserved among the whites. Mr. Cinjun worked for the Tyresville Mining Companywhere they had a special smaller wheelbarrow for him. After work, he couldn't get a drink at the bar without being made a fool by the other men-- snickers as he walked in, an elbow rested on his head. He couldn't finda wife either. But Mr. Cinjun had a liking for himself so he looked for respect elsewhere. He had found someon the black side of town. Even though he had as much color as a plucked chicken, Daisey Ludwig knew thatMr. Cinjun was a respectable person. Mr. Cinjun had volunteered to watch over her son for parts of the week.Mrs. Ludwig had gotten older and couldn't move so well. She needed help looking after Harvey."Come inside, Harvey, we got to get you washed up. You can't be going to church looking like this. It'sdisrespectful.""It's okay, Mr. Cinjun.""No, it ain't Harvey."On Sunday mornings, Harvey would walk down the dirt path to the river and then he would follow theriver to James Street where Mr. Cinjun lived. He and Mr. Cinjun would drive to church in a red pick-up."I reckon I'm going to have to pick you up from your mama's house from now on.""But I like to walk, Mr. Cinjun.""And you like to got walloped too?"Mr. Cinjun took Harvey inside his white house which was little more like a shack. It originally had tworooms but Mr. Cinjun had made a third by building a wall out of oil cans that were beginning to rust. The place was scattered with mouse turds and empty bean cans. In the corner that stood for the kitchen, Mr.Cinjun tried to scrub the blood stains out of Harvey's collared, Sunday shirt. He wrapped a rag aroundHarvey's forehead to cover where the shovel had hit. Then he rested an undersized hat on Harvey's head tocover the bandage."I reckon, Harvey, I ain't got the size you got but I would put up a heck of a fight.""It's okay, Mr. Cinjun, I'm okay." Harvey looked like more of a man in the wide-brimmed hat.