Then too, there was the problem of the good-looking high-yaller named Sweet Alice Nelson, whom Jimmy had hired to help out. She was always around, and, to Jays consternation, he found he enjoyed being in her company. That was a strange feeling for a white man in Southwest Mississippi, and he knew it.
When Sweet Alice moved to New Orleans, Jay could have put her put of his life completely then and there, but he didnt. If he had, his life would have been very different, but he was quite certain it wouldnt have been as interesting.