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8 June, 19:17

Squeaky is always ready to defend her brother.

"If anybody has anything to say to Raymond ... they have to come by me."

"I am a little girl with skinny arms and a squeaky voice."

"As I get into place I see that ole Raymond is on line on the other side of the fence."

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  1. 8 June, 19:34
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    Even though we do not have an actual question here, we can assume you want us to choose which of the lines functions as evidence that "Squeaky is always ready to defend her brother." In that case:

    Answer:

    "If anybody has anything to say to Raymond ... they have to come by me."

    Explanation:

    Squeaky, whose name is actually Hazel, is the narrator in Toni Cade Bambara's short story "Raymond's Run". Hazel is a very smart and feisty little girl who has a brother with special needs, Raymond. She does not mind taking care of Raymond at all. Quite the opposite, Squeaky is always ready to defend him from anyone who ever tries to tease or offend him due to his being different. That's why she says, "If anybody has anything to say to Raymond ... they have to come by me." She will not stand by and let other children make fun of Raymond.
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