Holling Hoodhood thinks that Mrs. Baker hates his guts on the first day of school because she has to stay later on Wednesdays.
Holling trips Doug Swietec's brother and Doug's brother hits his head on the soccer goal post and throws up on a teacher and goes to the doctors. He is excused from school for 2 weeks.
Holling Hoodhood takes part in a play about Shakespeare play titled "The Tempest". The play has requires him to be dressed like a fairy and he doesn't like that. to make things even worse, three of his friends attend the play to see Holling preform.