At Whit’s End one afternoon, Connie, Jason, June, and Sam talk about their recent run-ins with peer pressure. They each tell their stories. Jason sympathizes with them, and tells them what Whit used to say, ”You plus Jesus are always a majority.” Whit meant that the next time they’re tempted to go with the crowd, they should pray. Jesus will help them stand up for what is right.
The following week, Connie, Sam, and June each have the opportunity to do that and now know the best way to combat peer pressure.
Brenda is busy writing a letter to her pen pal, Thor-Douglas. Only, it’s no ordinary letter. This note is filled with all sorts of colorful things like how busy Brenda is, how brilliant and accomplished she is, and what a bright and rosy future she has. In other words, it’s a big exaggeration.
Brenda heads over to Whit’s End for a cool drink, and Sean meets her at the door. He tells her Thor-Douglas is inside! He is putting up posters to publicize a tennis tournament he’s playing in. Brenda is humiliated. Thor-Douglas has seen her looking so plain! But as they talk, Thor-Douglas says he likes Brenda the way she is. He asks where he can put up more posters. Brenda tells him to go back to Whit’s End, where he just was. But Thor-Douglas says he hasn’t been to Whit’s End.
Something strange is going on, and a little while later at Whit’s End, Brenda discovers what it is. Thor-Douglas is really, twins! One is named Thor, and the other is named Douglas. In their letters, they combined themselves to impress Brenda, the same way Brenda stretched the truth about herself to impress them. Everyone apologizes and finds that it’s much better to be who you are.