English Honors 1
By: Ray Bradbury
The story starts off at night when everyone is asleep, describing how the air was Summery. Douglas Spalding, a 12-year-old boy, is introduced. He lives in a 3-story cupola. One night each week he was allowed to go to his grandparents cupola and wake the town. He yells out to the town, to wake everyone up. Then it is mentioned that it is 1928.
That morning he broke a spider web with his face, so he knew that day would be different. His father and little brother Tom went to go pick grapes and berrys out of the forest. As they were walking Tom started talking about all of the statistics of everything in the past year two years, and his whole life. Doug kept feeling as though something was near him and was bout to jump to him as Tom talked.
After Tom asking Doug a question and Doug surprisingly agreeing, Tom jumped on him and started to wrestle him and roll around. They stopped for a moment and Doug realized that that was what his feeling was. He thought "I am alive" as if her were realizing it for the first time. They wrestle a little more and realized his father and Tom planned it all. Doug started to feel the way his father did and lead the way back home.
Doug is by his grandfathers house and his grandfather is going to give the children 10 cents per barrel of Dandelions they pick. They are going to make Dandelion Wine. They make this wine in the summer and now that Doug realized he is alive he wants to taste summer. This is a family tradition and Doug eagerly awaits it.
Doug is lost looking for Dandelions and...