Chapter 6 Summary

Doug continues to run with James Russell and Otis Bottom during PE while the rest of the class does the wrestling unit. On the week before Thanksgiving, Doug is summoned into the principal’s office and told that because he has been cutting PE class for weeks, he will have to make up the entire wrestling unit during his fifth period lunch. Doug argues that he has been out running and that Coach Reed has seen him go out every day and has never said a word, but Principal Peattie is unyielding. Even though James Russell and Otis Bottom have been out running too, they are not required to make up the time. After pronouncing his sentence, the principal lets Doug go. But in dismissing him, the principal says something so demoralizing...

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