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  • [Wesley has stolen Marjorie's letter to Bill for his homework]

    Miss Mary Stevens: Wesley Winfield, you may read your letter.

    Wesley Winfield: But ma'am...

    Miss Mary Stevens: [sternly] You may read your letter!

    Wesley Winfield: Yes, ma'am.

    Miss Mary Stevens: Have you prepared one?

    Wesley Winfield: Yes, ma'am.

    Miss Mary Stevens: But, uh, you're going to find out that you've forgot to bring it, aren't you?

    Wesley Winfield: [takes the letter out of his schoolbook] No, ma'am, I got it.

    Miss Mary Stevens: Well, we'll listen to what you've found time to prepare. For once.

    [Wesley stands in front of the class and reads "his" letter aloud]

    Wesley Winfield: "Dear friend, you called me beautiful, but I'm really not beautiful, and at times, I doubt if I'm even pretty. Though my hair may be beautiful and if it is true that my eyes are like the blue stars... in... Heaven..."

    [the class laughs]

    Miss Mary Stevens: [to Wesley] Go on.

    Wesley Winfield: [to himself] Oh no...

    Miss Mary Stevens: Proceed!

    Wesley Winfield: "A-A tremor thrills my being when I recall... your... last words to me... that last... that last..."

    Miss Mary Stevens: [impatiently] Go on.

    Wesley Winfield: "That-that last... evening... in... the moonlight when you... you..."

    Miss Mary Stevens: Wesley, you will go on. And you will stop that stammering!

    Wesley Winfield: "You-you kissed my shoulder and-and said that you would like to love me forever and ever... and ever... and ever..."

    Miss Mary Stevens: Wesley...

    Wesley Winfield: "A-And that if you believed in marriage you would... want me to... Yours respectfully, Wesley Winfield."

    [Wesley quickly sits back down, embarrassed, while the class laughs at him]

  • Miss Mary Stevens: [to Wesley] Now, do you know the difference between a proper and improper fraction? Wesley, if you don't pay attention, you'll never learn.

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