Molly Pepper plays with Franklin P. Shuckles all summer long. But when school starts, she hears the other children making fun of him and an embarrassed Molly dumps her “geeky” friend with a nasty note. When Franklin stops offering to play and tell stories, a lonely Molly realizes how much she misses him. She writes him another note, fervently hoping he’ll forgive her. He does, and they promise to be friends forever.