Holling Hoodhood is a 7th-grade presbyterian in a school of Jews and Catholics. On Wednesdays when everyone has gone to church Holling is stuck doing chores and reading Shakespeare with a teacher who "hates his guts."
Holling starts to get into shakes here and partakes in a play, where he must wear yellow tights and fathers on his butt. His father was meant to take him to a Mickey Mantle baseball signing but he showed up so he, so he took the Bus and when he got there Mantle refused to give him an autograph.
Holling has started running on the varsity team, thanks to the rats getting lose he ran an entire minute in front of the 8th-graders. His sister decided she was going to go to California to find herself. Around this time Hollings father bought his new prized possession his Ford Mustang.