Hilly Holbrook: Maybe I can't send you to jail for what you wrote, but I can send you for being a thief.
Aibileen Clark: I know something about you. Don't you forget that. From what Yule Mae says, there's a lot of time to write letters in jail. Plenty of time to write the truth about you. And the paper is free.
When Aibileen arrives at work Hilly stands with Elizabeth. Hilly accuses her, falsely of course of stealing silver from her. For the first time Aibileen stands her ground.