She wants to keep her memories which is the most valuable and precious things to her. The first example is after Ruth expelled Kathy from her secret guard because Kathy walked off when they playing the chess game. Then, one day, when they were in South Playing Field. Maria, who also got expelled by Ruth, said how stupid this secret guard is. Although both of them are had the same situation and experience but instead of agreeing, Kathy was completely irritated about what Maria just said. She said:” What do you know about it?
You just don’t know anything, because you’ve been out of it for ages now! If you knew everything we’d found out, you wouldn’t dare to day anything so daft! ” Then she walked away and glanced and the others. She realized that she didn’t angry with them anymore. She just felt so furious with Maria. Kathy was defending the secret guard and moreover, Ruth. Three years after Ruth to expel her from the secret guard. When Kathy notices that Ruth has a flashy new pencil case and asks where she got it, Ruth insinuates that it was a present from Miss Geraldine, a forbidden gesture of favoritism.
Annoyed by the obvious lie, Kathy suspects that Ruth actually got the pencil case at a Sale. She begins to confront Ruth about it, she said she was looking through the register book and it was quite interesting because she can see all the things people have bought. This event shows Kathy protects Ruth because then she was shock when she saw how upset and uncomfortable Ruth was. Therefore, she felt awful and regret. So she backs off by said “It’s all right, I didn’t see anything much”. Things are awkward between Kathy and Ruth for a while after the botched confrontation.
Eventually one day in art class, Midge A. Questioned Ruth where the pencil case came from; this is uncomfortable for Ruth because she must answer the question consistently, but now that Kathy knows the truth, so she also doesn’t want to continue with the lie. Kathy intervened, explained “There are some very good reasons why we can’t tell you where it came from” Kathy wanted to help Ruth to hide the truth and she started working to repair their relationship. Kathy did little things that allow Ruth to get more attention from Miss Geraldine, whom she adores.
The next example s about Kitty’s tape, which is her favorite, most precious possession. So when she lost it, it became such a big deal to her. Ruth remains begins to recognize that social relationships involve give-and-take; she fervently searches for a way to repay Kathy after the latter refrains from humiliating her about the pencil case. Ruth was asking the others if they had seen Kitty’s tape. Then Ruth gave her a tape that called Twenty Classic Dance Tunes. This shows Kathy protect Ruth because even it wasn’t the one that she lost and it wasn’t anything like Judy Bridgewater but she felt real happiness.
And I said that, yes, it was exactly the sort of thing’. Because their relationship was getting better and she got the tape from Ruth. She also doesn’t want to hurt Rut’s feeling. “It’s an object, like a brooch or a ring, and especially now Ruth has gone, it’s become one of my most precious possessions. ” In chapter 9, Ruth asked Kathy to do her favor which is she wants Kathy to help her and Tommy get back together again. This shows Kathy protect Ruth because even she had a bit of doubt for Rut’s behavior toward Tommy. She had a choice whether to help Ruth or not, however she hose to help. Of course, I’ll help”. Few days later, she talked to Tommy about Ms. Lucy, Madame’s Gallery and convinced him to get back with Ruth. ‘We’re going to be leaving here this summer. You’re got to get yourself sorted again, and there’s one thing you can straighten on right now.