In this part of the story, in chapter 9, is where in the beginning of the chapter, Melba and Danny were on their way to class and there was a girl who was walking right being them almost on their heels and when Melba turned around the girl who was following the spit into Melba's face and then a group of boys passed Melba and one of them kicked Melba in the shin and she fell and another kick was at her stomach a crowd was now surrounding the two and were cheering Melba asked why Danny didn't do anything.
In this next part of the story, in chapter 9, the woman clerk asked if there was any adult witness, Melba says just the soldiers, the woman clerk says that the soldiers do not count because they wont be able to identify them. The woman clerk continues to say that she cannot do anything without an adult witness. During this Melba is feeling pain to where the kids hit her
In this Next part of the story, in chapter 10, It is Saturday and Melba wants the day to herself and so she sets her alarm for 4:00 am and she excludes herself from writing, reading and doing anything that has to do with Central High and integration. When her mom starts reading the Newspaper Melba sands up from the table and starts to say " No Central High talk " grandma said "deal".
In the next part of the chapter 10, Its Sunday, Melba is going on her first date with Vince. He looked down at her reaching out for her hand to give her a dozen roses and on the radio was Stella Dallas. In the book she says that the day went better than expected and she stopped worrying about what to say and do.
In this next part of the story, Chapter 10 , It Monday morning and Melba thought about Danny and the 101st. He was right there, just as he had been in days before. I kept looking at him because I had that nagging feeling that he would be leaving all to soon. That evening she wrote in her diary.
In the next part of the story, Chapter 10, It was Tuesday morning and the fully expecting that they would be greeted by the 101st soldiers and escorted to the top of the stairs. But instead they were left at the curb to fend for themselves. As they approched the stars they were greeted by taunting catcalls.