Lizbeth and Joey and some other kids where planning to destroy Miss Lottie's marigolds. Everyone did not like the marigolds and wanted to take them out but they where too scared. So Lizbeth and the other kids just mocked the old lady.
One day in the middle of the night Lizbeth woke up and heard her parents talking. Hearing the conversation and seeing her dad cry made her realize she needed to grow up.
At 4 A.M. she decided to wake up Joey to go to Miss Lottie's house. As he got dressed, she started walking to meet him down the street. When Lizbeth got there, she ripped out the marigolds. When Miss Lottie came out, Lizbeth was ashamed. Now in honor of Miss Lottie, Lizbeth planted new marigolds.