Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #37

Janie mounted the stairs with her lamp. The light in her hand was like a spark of sun-stuff washing her face in fire. (20.11)

Janie is so immersed in thoughts of Tea Cake, her son of Evening Sun, that she thinks of the lamp in her hand as a spark from her love, lighting her face and her path so that she can see.

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