Chapter 6: The Hundred Dresses- II
The lesson begins with all the students of Room no. 13 having a look at the superb and amazing drawings of Wanda Petronski. Only then, a note is received by Miss Mason from Wanda’s father informing that both his children will not attend the school as they are moving to a big city where no one would judge them by their names. Miss Mason was left stunned and she showed her displeasure to the class. Maddie was affected by this letter of Wanda’s father.
She immediately developed a push for apologizing to Wanda. Peggy and Maddie, the two best friends rush to Boggins Heights with a hope that the family had not left the place. But to their disappointment, there was no one in and around the house.
Maddie lost her sleep thinking that she had been a coward as she couldn’t stand up to oppose the wrong. She decided that she’ll never let anyone taunt someone like that again. That weekend Peggy and Maddie decided to write a letter to Wanda that was initially meant to say sorry but then they ended up writing a just a friendly note asking her how was the new place. Weeks passed by and there was no reply until one day near Christmas, Miss Mason conveyed that she had got a letter from Wanda.
In which she had written that she misses everyone and conveyed her plan of gifting one dress each to Maddie and Peggy because she has a whole new lot of hundred dresses piled up in her new house. Both of them were happy to accept it and later realized that she had drawn their faces along with the dresses. Thus, both of them understood that Wanda liked them.
Chapter 6: Poem: Animals
The poem, “Animals” by Walt Whitman is a contrast between animals and humans.
In his poem, he shows how animals are better than humans as they are more compassionate than humans. He says that animals also have feelings just like humans; but, their way of expressing themselves is far better than humans.
He says that humans have lost the factual significance of life in the speedy life while animals still enjoy the right attractiveness of life and nature. He says that animals are tranquil and self-reliant. They are happy with the resources they have. They do not condemn what they have like humans. He says that the humans have lost their wisdom while running after the material goods.
He says that he would be happy being an animal than a human. He also said that he enjoyed the company of animals as compared to that of humans. He wants to change into an animal to be able to know what helps animals set up their daily life etc.