Did Grandma switch the pie cards so Rupert Pennypacker could win or because she thought she had a better chance to win with his pie?

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In A Long Way from Chicago, Rupert Pennypacker is supposedly the "best home-baker in the state of Illinois." Along with Grandma Dowdel, Rupert enters a gooseberry pie for the Fruit Pies and Cobblers competition at the county fair. When Grandma catches a glimpse of Rupert, she exclaims "I'm a goner." She thinks she might just lose to Rupert.

When Barnie Buchanan distracts everyone by flying his plane over the fair during the judging period, Grandma Dowdel switches her name card with Rupert's. Barnie Buchanan is the pilot...

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