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Cheat!

Synopsis: –

Cheat!

  • About two schoolchildren and their attitude to peer achievements and relationships.
  • The short story competition is won by Geoff and he wins the Holmes-Watkins Medal.
  • Lynne’s story is placed second and she feels disappointed.
  • She learns to accept her failure and decides to let go.
  • Then, she comes across a short story of write William Bradburie.
  • Geoff’s story of a circus elephant’s escapade in the park is similar to Bradburie’s story.
  • Immediately, Lynne assumes that Geoff has cheated and did not write his own story.
  • She is in dilemma as to whether and how she should expose Geoff.
  • The consequences may be too drastic for Geoff.
  • During the class discussion on careers, lynne holds back exposing Geoff but later she inadvertently mentions the name Bradburie and notices Geoff’s reaction.
  • A few minutes later, she is called into Headmaster Velo’s office and Geoff is ther too with the Holmes-Watkins Medal.
  • Mr Velos explains that Geoff feels he might have taken his story from Bradburie’s collection.
  • So, he decides to reverse the results and Lynne wins the prize.
  • But, Lynne is unhappy with the way the situation has turned out.
  • She begins to have doubts about her own story.
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