Pages 329-338 Summary

Dot hates the green dress her Aunt Mary bought for her and refuses to wear it, but she loses the argument. She is near the floats, watching her Uncle Wallace try to bring order to the chaos; she can tell by how Pfef acts that this is her day and he has done something to ensure that she will be crowned Beet Queen.

Dot and the others climb onto their float. She sees an orderly unloading her Uncle Russell from a van and is appalled at how Russell sags in his wheelchair. She hollers for someone to give him a drink until someone finally brings Russell some water and the American Legion float begins its parade journey.

The crowds are quite near the float, and Dot hears several women discussing her. They...

(The entire section is 506 words.)