Rachel Eakley was born in the wagon of a travelin' show. Her own mama (as opposed to her being THE mama) used to dance for the money they'd throw, while her papa would do whatever he could, preach a little gospel, and sell a couple bottles of Doctor Good. Rachel picked up a boy just south of Mobile, and
gave him a ride. She filled him with a hot meal (and something more filling, more hot, and less appropriate).
She was sixteen, he was twenty-one, and he rode with them to Memphis.
Her Papa woulda shot him if he knew what he'd done. Mama Class never had schoolin' but she was taught quite well
with his smooth southern style.
Three months later she was a girl in trouble and hasn't seen him in a while.