Eldon wants to be liked. He is a slightly chubby 7-year-old who greets the world with a smile and a request for a playdate. His companions enjoy how upset it makes Eldon to be rejected, turned down. One of them keeps hinting about a wonderful birthday party he will be having at his home. Eldon will not be invited. Another companion rejects his requests for a playdate, adding, “If you came to my door, I would slam it in your face!”

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