It all started as a simple inquiry that quickly turned into a game. And while it seemed innocent enough we must always remember how hurtful our words can be to others. Peggy is the popular girl in school and her best friend is Maddie. Maddie's family is not as well to do as Peggy's. In fact Maddie's dresses are actually Peggy's old dresses that her mother had altered to make them look a little different. Everyday Maddie & Peggy wait for Wanda so they can ask her a series of questions about how many dresses she has and why she only wears one. As time passes Maddie realizes how hurtful their inquires are. She thinks of ways to approach the subject with Peggy but quickly decides not to say anything to her, in fear that she will be Peg's new target.
The class has a contest in which the boys are to draw pictures of motorboats and the girls are to draw pictures of dresses. Maddie and Peg are sure that Peg will win. She is a decent drawer and is the most popular. When the pictures are displayed in the class everyone is an awe. There are literally hundreds of pictures of dresses. The teacher, Miss. Mason announces the winners, but before doing so receives a letter from the front office. Miss. Mason reads the letter to the class announcing that Wanda will no longer be returning to school. In the letter Wanda's father states that he is upset over the hurtful behavior of the other students towards his daughter. As Miss. Mason announces that Wanda is the winner for the girls Maddie is upset that she was never able to apologize to Wanda for her behavior. After school Maddie & Peg head to Wanda's house, hoping she has not already left so they can reveal the winner. But are they to late? Has Wanda already moved? Will they ever be able to tell Wanda that they are sorry they were so mean to her and hurt her feelings?
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