In the beginning; Manuel had decided to perform in the talent show. At the the rehearsal, he was confident that they were good, but when he finally came on stage, the record was broken; because Benny had blasted his trumpet a little too loudly (it scared the teacher, and he dropped it).
Now, back to me!
In the middle; when the performance was going through, the show when off without so much as a hitch! But when he came up, the record was scratched and his skit was ruined-to his eyes. Everyone started to laugh, and he wanted to cry.
In the end; he was congratulated by many people for his hilarious performance. The night hadn't ended the way he expected, but better! He also accepted that his skit was funny and not exactly cool.
About the Author: Gary Soto writes poems, memos, and is also a novel writer. He was born April 12th, 1952, so he is sixty-six. One of the awards he has is the American Book Award!