Throughout this entire story the grandmother is very manipulative, selfish and better than anybody else person. Then she forgets that the plantation is in a different state. Walls, Doyle W.
We learn that Bailey doesn't want her to bring the cat. All the talking that she does has no affect on him. I know you must come from nice people! But then again, if you don't buy the manipulator thing, it's hard to see her cries of "Bailey Boy!
She chastises John Wesley for not having more respect for Georgia, his home state. Think about her many acts of manipulation. To accomplish this she uses the article in a newspaper about escaped prisoner by the name Misfit as one of her manipulative techniques.