Chapter 8 A Young Lady's Rituals:
Gloria finished the arduous ceremony of pampering her head with pins and things. Once Gloria had made the momentous decision of what clothing she should wear for the moonwake, she would hasten after Frizzle to grab something to eat. Then she planned to dart out of the Scholarship Academy, where she lived, as fast as her long legs would take her. She had a date to keep, and Leon had a promise to keep.