In this chapter, both Richard's and Hannah's essays were selected as the
best. They were given the roles of Lady Liberty and Doughboy but no one
was elated about it. Some of the students parents went as for as to the
principal to choose some one else for the role of Lady Liberty. But Mrs
Hansen did not back down easily. At the same time, Hannah came up and
declined the role of Lady Liberty. Some of the student were happy about
it and some were shocked and soon after the announcement, Mrs Hansen
said that she need to go through the essays again and choose a new Lady
Liberty. Later on lunch time, Richard went and asked Hannah as to why
she declined the role and she said it was based on everyone's feeling.
But Richard was so against it at first and eventually agreed with her.
Then he decided to decline his role as well and went to see Mrs Hansen.
The next day, Mrs Hansen chose Millie and Herbie for the roles left by
Richard and Hannah. Later that day, Richard was invited by Hannah to her
house for dinner. Richard enjoyed his meal and spent some time with
Hannah's family. Richard came home to find out that his father was out
waiting for him to return and was wanting to talk to him