Phoenix the African American Woman starts her difficult journey in a bright frozen day early morning in the month of December. Phoenix jackson coming along a path through pinewoods. She was old small,her head tied in a ‘red rag’,she wore a long dark colored striped dress and a bleached sugar sacks as an apron ,carrying a thin ,small cane made from an umbrella. She looked straight ahead. Wrinkles on her face promise us her age. She went on up and down the hills She boldly warns “Out of my way, all you foxes, owls, beetles, jack rabbits and wild animals… Keep out from under these feet, little bob-whites…. Keep the big wild hogs out of my path.  Don’t let none of those come running my direction. I got a long way.”p.241. She undertakes this dificult journey for her sick grandson. Finally with never dying aim and high spirit she reaches her destination to get medicine for her grandson. Lets us lookover the hardships of this mighty old  woman’s .In this difficult journey her first task was a thorn caught her dress, trembling all over, she freed herself .Again she see the log which was laid across the stream . “Now comes the trail”  said phoenix.p.242.  With endurance she put her right foot out, closing her eyes she mounted on the log.Lifiting her skirt,balancing her cane ,like a festival figure in some parade she began to march across. Our heart flutters and makes astonish when she bravely overcome. This time she had to go through the barbed-wire fence, she crawled like a baby. She went on into the corn field. There was something tall and black moving before her. First she taught it was a man.  Again mistakenly taught a ghost but she never scared, instead she reached out her hand and touched it. The she realized it is a scarecrow. “You scarecrow”, “I ought to be shut up for good” she said with laughter.p.243.With new obstacles, a black dog with lolling tongue came before her.