When the children had heard that no one celebrated Perks' birthday, they decided to make this one special.
Then they went to all of the other houses and asked the people that lived there to give something for Perks' birthday, because they themselves didn't have enough money. Later, as they gathered together all the presents, they found that they had a tidy amount of presents for Perks.
On Perks' birthday, they went over to Perks' house. Then, as Mrs. Perks looked at all the presents, she started to cry! The children were horrified and asked her why she was crying, and she told them that Perks never had a such a good birthday before.
After that, as Mrs. Perks went show Perks all his gifts, Bobbie gasped because she forgot to put the labels on! The labels had the names of everyone that gave presents to Perks, and if the labels weren't on the presents, Perks might think that the presents were charity. A few seconds later they heard Perks say in a loud, angry voice that he did not stand for charity. Then they knew that Perks was a proud man.
Immediately, they tried to convince Perks that the presents were not charity and that it was only to show their appreciation for his kindness. Then Bobbie showed Perks the labels that were not on, and Perks finally accepted the presents. Lastly, they had afternoon tea with Mrs. and Mr. Perks. Then Perks said a little short speech. After tea time the children went home, full and content.