Phillip, I just wanted to tell you that we're very pleased to have you at Washington Academy. We do know a good bit about you. You're pretty famous.
We like what we hear. Anyway, we're all pretty much a family at Washington. I'm sure you'll make new friends.
You'll be in Miss Rooney's class. You'll find her a good teacher. I'm sure you'll do just fine. Have you any interest in sports?
Well, we don't have a track team here at Washington. There's never been enough interest. But now that you're here, maybe there can be. Your dad says you're a crackerjack runner. We do have soccer. You could do a lot of running there. Think that might interest you?
Okay. Let me take you on down to class now. Should be just getting under way.
I don't know.
Class, this is Phillip Malloy, who has just joined our school. Phillip, you can sit right over there. We were about to begin. In fact, we usually begin by singing the national anthem. Maybe you'd like to lead us in that? Phillip? Phillip, what's the matter? Why are you crying?