“You just pulled that tree down!” squeals Stevie.
A red faced Snots, slumped against a tree by the blow-up finish line grumbles back a response, “Had to stop. Dead.”
“I want to run now too. I’m going to run lots and win the race when it’s my turn!” exclaims the excited first grader.
“Do it buddy. Be the fastest there is. It’s a fun sport with some great people.”
Glancing back, Stevie notices another runner approaching. “Hey! it’s the guy that beat you! I don’t like him.”
“He’s a good friend,” replies Snots, now recovered well enough to stand independently. “Stick with him. But do me a favor, and beat him next time.”