At the opening of the play, the nine Scottsboro Boys appear on the
HAYWOOD: (to the audience) And that was that. That there's the whole story.
CLARENCE: You wish.
ANDY: Come to find, when we pull into the next town, they got the sheriff and every farmer in the county surroundin' that train, with rifles and shotguns.
HAYWOOD: Those white boys had gone cryin' to the law in whatever place it was where they'd jumped off. And I guess some was sorta bloody. So the law called ahead and had our asses hauled off that train.
ANDY: Except for them that got away.
HAYWOOD: Yeah. And Olen and Willie here, like they said, we hadn't even seen 'til they roped us all together alongside the tracks. Plus there was some whites they got for hoboin'. All of 'em dressed pretty much like us--but two of 'em, it turned out, was female. Which was sort of unusual
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