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What have I done!
Archie is shocked when he realizes what he’s done. There’s his dad telling him he’s not broke, yet Archie had heard him worrying over how to make money — he’d heard him with his own ears! Archie’s mom pulls the two strands of the story together and finally everyone realizes how this disastrous mistake was innocently made.
Put out the fire
Unfortunately, the rumor has already spread around town and had devastating effects on the Andrews’ social life and business relationships. Now it’s time to put out the fire, but that’s easier said than done.
I call the rumor a fire, because rumors spread quickly — like wild fire. And once they’ve begun to spread, they are difficult to put out.
Fortunately, all involved are at the Andrews home. When they realize their error, they quickly go back to the people they told, and Mr. Lodge promises to let the truth be known in the business community. Hopefully, the good news spreads as quickly as the bad!
Once he is able to relax again, Fred gets free with his money. He feels generous and ready to take risks again.
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As the saying goes, ‘all’s well that ends well’. It looks like no serious harm has been done. Luckily, Mr Lodge can help save Fred’s business from ruin. Do you think Archie has learned anything from this experience? How about Archie’s dad? Perhaps the ending of the radio play hints at this. Please leave a comment below.
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