All the kids surrounded them on the playground and laughed at Booger Wilson. Hercules the Greater didn’t laugh at all. He just looked down at Booger Wilson there on the ground. The side of his face was red and pebbles stuck to his cheek as he pulled himself up from the wet pavement. That day signaled the ascension of Hercules the Greater and the last happy day of school for Booger Wilson.
Hercules the Greater became popular overnight. Booger Wilson was abandoned by everyone. He just rolled himself up into a tight little ball of anger.