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Nearly two hours had passed when Danny put the final defining words on the four-page essay. Beyond the windows, the sun was barely visible, sending the last, soft waves of light streaking into the cafeteria. It would be dark soon.
"I'm done," said Danny, holding the four pieces of paper up for Mr. Ingram to see.
Mr. Ingram moved toward Danny, retrieved the white pieces of paper and began to read.
Danny had been honest but, at the same time, he'd written the essay in an attempt to play to his teacher's point of view. He didn't want to have to write the paper over again.
After reading the last page, Mr. Ingram lowered the papers to his side and said, "Good, well-written, Danny. So the next time you find yourself in this situa...