Today's selection comes from East of Eden by John Steinbeck, page 73:
And this slavishness to the group normally extends into every game, every practice, social or otherwise. It is a protective coloration children utilize for their safety. Cathy had none of this. She never conformed in dress or conduct. She wore whatever she wanted to. The result was that quite often other children imitated her.
It's Tuesday, Where Are You? is hosted by an adventure in reading.
I've been all over the US so far; right now I'm in Connecticut but California is looking pretty good.