Tit for Tat
Ten year-old Maura has guts. Or as the new boy, Albert would say, very awful judgement. Not may girls would be willing to take on four bullies at once and would still manage to not throw up Sherwood Elementary’s disgusting school lunch in the aftermath while being dangled upside-down out a first story window.
Ten year-old Albert does not have guts. He was that kid who threw up his lunch as he watched Maura get hoisted out of the window. While Maura is fearless and ready to stand up to anybody for what she believes, Albert is perfectly content to remain quiet in the background…
At least, until a secret forces him to make the hard decision between standing up and shying back.