The week between Christmas and New Years trickled by like so much syrup in the old maple tree out behind General John G. Pershing Elementary School.
Hercules the Lesser rarely left his room. He had his comic books from Aunt Cookie and a new chemistry set from Mom and Dad.
There was no reason to go out. Besides where would he go? It was cold and snowy and everyone was either at the mall out on old route 31 or they were at the youth center playing ping-pong with their friends.