Read the following passage and answer questions 1 - 8.
Little Georgie sat on the curb and cried
While car after car passed him on by.
Little Georgie thought and thought
4 About why each day was so hard fought.
Day in and day out, at school he was teased
For having hair the color of cheddar cheese.
The kids pointed at his big ears and feet
8 And laughed because he liked to eat beets.
With a heavy sigh, Georgie wiped his eyes
Not realizing he was being espied
Georgie jumped when a large shadow appeared
12 And a gentle voice whispered in his right ear.
"Why are you so sad little boy?"
"You should be filled with happiness and joy."
The old woman sat down on the curb
16 And asked Georgie why he was disturbed.
"Oh, the kids at school make fun of me
Because I have red hair, big ears, and big feet."
"You should hear them all laughing,
20 Looking at me, jeering and pointing."
"Oh, you wonderful, dear, little boy
Do not fill your eyes with tears."
"What does it matter that your peers
24 Laugh at you and point and jeer."
"You are the only you there is,
Different from all the other kids."
"Do not worry what others think
28 It is your difference that makes you unique."
Then Georgie lifted his little head
His cheeks all flushed, hot, and red.
He looked at the kind woman and sighed
32 His big smile he could not hide.
Yes, it is alright to be different and unique
And not care what the other kids think.
There really is nothing to fear
36 About having red hair and big ears.