Conflict: A friendly baseball game turned 'war' between opposing sides of Jewish culture finds Danny Saunders hitting a softball directly at Reuven Malter's face. The ball hits Reuven's glasses, shattering them into his eye. Despite both being Jewish, they never knew each other.
Exposition: Reuven is rushed to the hospital, accomponied by Mr. Malter, Reuven's softball coach. They meet with Dr. Syndman, who quickly sends Reuven up to surgery. Reuven wakes up from surgery a few days later. He meets two new friends, Mr. Savo, and Billy.
Exposition: Danny comes to the hospital to visit Reuven. Danny feels terribly sorry, yet Reuven does not even want to hear Danny's explanation. Reuven tells his father, who says to give Danny another chance. So, Danny returns to find acceptance from Reuven.
Rising Action: Danny invites Reuven to a service. There, many people are wondering who Reuven is. This is mainly because Reuven is with Danny,the rabbi's son,so it is odd. Reuven is asked if he noticed a mistake in the service, to which Reuven responds with the mistake,winning over the crowd.
Conflict: Reuven's father becomes sick and gets a heart attack. Danny and his father open there home up to Reuven. One night at dinner, Reuven brings something up that supports Zionism, which infuriates Reb Saunders. Once Danny's father gets well, Reb refuses Danny to see Reuven.