How does Squeaky react when she sees Raymond running parallel to her in the race?

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While Squeaky is engrossed in the race, she looks one way to check on Gretchen’s progress and the other to see if anyone is close to her. Out of the corner of her eye, she sees her brother matching her stride for stride even though he is running on the other side of the fence. Raymond has a unique running style Squeaky has never witnessed before. The sight of Raymond almost stops her in her tracks, but she can see the white ribbon of the finish line and refocuses on winning the race.

It is not until after the race that Squeaky fully feels and expresses her emotions. She laughs as Raymond scales the fence and runs over to her, and she allows her exuberant pride for him to show.