Forrest: Now, You wouldn’t believe it if I told you. But I can run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was going somewhere, I was running!
Man in store: That boy sure is a run fool.
Forrest: Now, remember how I told you that Jenny never seemed to want to go home? Well, she lived in a house that was as old as Alabama. Her mama had gone up to heaven when she was five and her daddy was some kind of a farmer.
Gump: (knock on the door) Jenny?
Forrest: He was a very loving man. He was always kissin’ and touchin’ her and her sisters. And then this one time, Jenny wasn’t on the bus to go to school.
Gump: Jenny, why didn’t you come to school today?
Little Jenny: Shh! Daddy’s taking a nap.
Little Jenny: C’mon!
Father: Jenny! Where’d you run to? You’d better get back here, girl. Jenny? Where you at?
Little Jenny: Pray with me, Forrest. Pray with me. Dear God, make me a bird, so I can fly far, far far away from here. Dear God, make me a bird...So I can fly far…
Forrest: Mama always said that God is mysterious. He didn’t turn Jenny into a bird that day. Instead, he had the police say that Jenny didn’t have to stay in that house no more. She went to live with her grandma, just over on Greekmore Ave., which made me happy ‘cause she was so close. Some nights, Jenny would sneak out and come on over to my house, just’ cause she said she was scared. Scared of what? I don’t know. But I think it was her grandma’s dog. He was a mean dog. Anyway, Jenny and me was best friends all the way up through high school.