This episode continues the next day with Judy admitting to herself that she didn’t want the orphans at the diner so she wouldn’t be reminded of her own past, and she also admits to herself that this is very selfish. Judy goes and visits the orphanage and she sees many reminders of her time at her orphanage and that not all of them were sad, but she disagrees with the notion of orphans having to sing for money. The teacher admits that some of the children don’t like singing for money but they have to experience the reality of the outside world, and as for the money it’s all the same, money from true kindness or money helping the rich with their vanity, but they still need the money.

     Judy accompanies the class on a trip to a local farm where the kids begin harvesting apples from the orchard. The children pick the apples for the farmers in exchange eating all the apples they want. The teacher explains to Judy that she has to teach them about the outside world and make sure they get enough food. When Judy returns to the room Sallie is still depressed about her lack of confidence in dealing with the situation, but Judy tells her she re-invited the class to the Thanksgiving dinner, Sallie is happy about this and vows to do her best in making the visit enjoyable. The class shows up to the diner in new clothes that the teacher made them and they sing and enjoy the holiday festivities with everyone else. That’s all for this episode, below are some screen shots.

Judy’s admission to herself.







     This episode featured a lot of personal growth on the part of Judy, first she had to admit to herself that her issues with the orphans were due to her own fears and not the concern for the orphans. But the most important thing here is that she is forced to look at the issues of  the orphanage and the orphans as a adult. Her experiences as a child growing up in the same environment are valid, but only so far as a child’s prospective. Judy is now almost 17 and her conversation with the teacher is mainly on an adult to adult in nature, while the teacher admits that singing and other such things might not be liked by some the children but they are necessary. One must remember that this is the early 1900’s, several decades before the government took responsibility for caring for it’s neediest citizens. So the teacher tells Judy money is money, money given out of true kindness has the same value as money given for selfish reasons. Judy also learns that the teacher must prepare the children for the real world outside the orphanage, if they can’t take a few stares how can they withstand the harsh outside environment. Judy’s visit to the orphanage also reminded her that while the orphanage was a dark and dreary environment not all her time living there was unhappy, she did have some joyful moments.