Todd gets a motorcycle but Elizabeth’s parents forbid her from riding it. Filial piety is the principle of Heaven and the root of all virtue. However, Liz disobeys her parents with disastrous results.
Wrong Kind of Girl
Annie Whitman wants to join the cheerleading squad, but Jessica doesn’t want “easy” Annie anywhere near the team. She feels Annie’s reputation will affect the squad. The superior person is all-embracing and not partial. The inferior person is partial and not all-embracing.
Head Over Heels
Bruce Patman and Regina Marrow fall in love. Regina has been deaf since birth and finds out there is a treatment that may restore her lost hearing, but she will have to stay in Switzerland for a year. She is finally happy with her life in Sweet Valley; she has friends, a boyfriend, and is torn whether or not to leave so she can finally hear. Only after winter comes do we know that the pine and cypress are the last to fade.
Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.
Guide the people by law, subdue them by punishment; they may shun crime, but will be void of shame. Guide them by example, subdue them by courtesy; they will learn shame, and become good. Elizabeth is arrested for manslaughter in the death of Sam Woodruff, Jessica’s boyfriend, in a drunk driving accident. In revenge, Jessica steals Todd from Liz.
At fifteen, I had my mind bent on learning. At thirty, I stood firm. At forty, I had no doubts. At fifty, I knew the decrees of Heaven. At sixty, my ear was an obedient organ for the reception of truth. At seventy, I could follow what my heart desired, without transgressing what was right.