Mrs Newcomb explained to Nick what
had happened and asked him if he could come to the Club building right
away. "We're going to give Trixie special recognition, too, of
course," she said. "We feel just terrible-"
It was the final humiliation.
A "special recognition" to soothe her feelings! Trixie
jumped up and ran out of the little office. A moment later, she was
running down the street, sobbing bitterly in the cool October night.
It had been the most wonderful
things that had ever happened to her, and now it was the worst. Everybody
will be sorry for me and wonder how I could be so dumb as to believe I was
an artist, she thought.
A tall building loomed in the dark
ahead, and Trixie recognized the hospital. Inside it, she thought,
there was one person who would know exactly how painful this
disappointment was. Dabbing at her eyes, she turned into the lobby
and got Marcy's room number at the front desk.
Upstairs, her friend lay so still
that at first Trixie thought she was asleep. One leg, encased in
plaster, was suspended at an angle, and her arm was heavily bandaged.
"Marcy? Hi. I just
- I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am about - everything."
Marcy's voice was strained, its bubbling vitality drained away.
"I thought you'd be getting your award now. One of us is
having a good week, anyway."
"No, Trixie replied.
"We're both having a bad one." She hesitated, telling
herself that it had been a mistake to come, that Marcy didn't need any
more bad news. But she couldn't stop now.
"The Case of the Two
Winners," Trixie Belden Mystery Quiz Book #2, (p. 75-76)
Trixie Belden Mystery Quiz Book Two
Kathryn Kenny with Joan
Bowden, Mary Carey,
Eileen Daly, D. J. Herda, Betty Ren Wright and others.
First Published :
What Do You Know
About Fighting Crime?
The Case of the Dominant Dame
The Case of the Uncertain Seating
Redheaded Thief (minute mystery)
The Kidnapped Camper (cartoon mystery)
Pirates and Pirate Treasure
Rodeo Clown (minute mystery)
Hardheads and Suckers
Inscrutable Bedtime Stories
The Suspicious Professor (cartoon mystery)
Long-Lost Grandson (minute mystery)
Quickie Quiz #1
Little Boys Gone! (minute mystery)
What a State!
The Missing Footprints (cartoon mystery)
Dining-Room Thief (minute mystery)
Di's Memory Sharpener
Trixie's Hidden-Answer Quiz
Quiz for Cogitators
Poor Loser (minute mystery)
Animals—Storybook and Otherwise
The Stolen Horse (cartoon mystery)
The Fire (minute mystery)
The Case of the Two Winners (short story)
Famous Places in the United States
The Suspect in the Restaurant (cartoon mystery)
The Money Jar (minute mystery)
The Case of the Semicircular Suspects
The Case of the Phantom Shoplifter
The Holdup (minute mystery)
The Exchange Student (cartoon mystery)
Short Story Synopsis :
Trixie wins an art award and decides to
donate the prize money towards buying some luggage for Marcy Jones, who made the
finals in the Miss Black Teen contest. However, both girls dreams are
destroyed when Marcy is the victim of a hit and run accident and Trixie finds
that her poster is not the winner. Trixie must find the person who injured
Marcy and overcome the disappointment of losing her award.
Characters (appearing thoughout the book) :
Larry and Terry Lynch
Bob the busboy
Points of Interest:
Di does not appear in the short story as she is away with her in Bermuda to
celebrate her parents' wedding anniversary.
The story takes place in October and the awards
ceremony is on Thursday, 29th of October, which is a week after Brian's
birthday. Marcy is due to leave for Los Angeles 'a week from Saturday' (p.
54) which is October 31. So it seems likely the story commences around the
time of Brian's birthday, but this is never mentioned.