To open the show, Miss Brooks tells about the romantic side, or lack thereof, of Mr Boynton. Particularly of the books she found him reading. At breakfast, Walter joins her, but he isn’t feeling well and just can’t eat a thing. Except a few eggs, and bacon, and a short stack of pancakes.
Walter is upset over Harriot, and suspects that she may be seeing someone else. At school, Walter is caught writing a note in Mr Boyntons class. It’s a love poem meant for Harriot. Boynton shares a thought on romantic poetry to add to Walters poem. Elsewhere, Connie talks to Mr Conklin. It seems that he wants to have Miss Brooks help keep Walter and Harriot separated.
Harriot finds the love poem, and gushes about it to Miss Brooks. The poem was unsigned, but she knows who it was from, or thinks that she does. Mr Boynton goes to talk to Connie, and it almost turns romantic. The poem shows up, Connie reads it, and thinks it came from Boynton. Connie drops some hints of her own, but does romance have a chance with him?
Stretch talks with Connie about his crush on Harriot, but he’s afraid of what Mr Conklin will have to say about it. He’s content to be an admirer from afar. It turns out to be Stretch who has been slipping Harriot the daily poetry.
Connie offers to help out, and gives Stretch both a requisition for classroom supplies to give to Mr Conklin, and the poem that she got from Mr Boynton to give to Harriot. Stretch almost gets the courage to tell Harriot how he feels, but slips her a requisition that Miss Brooks wanted to make for flower pots. Which means of course that Conklin now has the love poem, and thinks that Connie has a crush on him.
In moments of misunderstanding in his office, Connie tries to appeal for the flower pots, but Conklin gets a bit flustered before it’s all done. With all the mysterious activity, all the cast ends up in the office, and the trail of misguided poems is revealed.
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