The two friends raced across the open green fields. Lizzy laughed and with a click of her tongue the horse galloped even faster. Jeremy felt Lightning trying his best to catch up with the other horse. They finally came to a stop at Snider's pond. "Wow what a ride," commented Jeremy. His heart was beatting a mile a minute. Giggling and trying to catch her own breath Lizzy said, "And you thought this was just a simple ride." Jumping off his horse, Jeremy tied Lightning onto a fallen log. Following Jeremy's lead Lizzy tied Sandy by Lightning. Walking along the pond when something shiny caught Jeremy's eye. It turned out to be a small diamond quartz. Lizzy watched as Jeremy carefully cleaned the precious stone. "It's pretty ain't it. What are you gonna do?" she asked. Tucking the quartz in his pocket Jeremy said, "Don't know yet, but it will come to me."
The sun was beginning to set when the two friends returned to their horses. "Well I better head on home. Gotta help mom bake the cookies for the class party. I'll see you tomorrow Jeremy." Jeremy watched Lizzy ride toward home. Heading back, Jeremy took out the quartz. Suddenly an idea came to him. "Dad will you take me to the jewelry store?" asked Jeremy. After explaining to his dad about what he planned to do with the quartz, Mr. Cartwright drove his son to the store. When the Cartwright men returned home, Jeremy immediately disappeared into his room.