It's a mighty good day for showing how you feel, and Nick, Brice, and Richard do just that. As the three friends leave a playground, they are jumped by older boys who wrestle two of them to the ground and take their money. Nick expresses his anger through shouting,kicking boxes, and breaking old bottles, while Brice is passive, quietly keeping his feelings to himself. Richard remains fairly even-tempered. As the afternoon progresses the boys express anger, fear, enthusiasm, and guilt as they play baseball, walk through a cemetery, and snitch a piece of chocolate cake at Richard's house. Each shows his feelings in his own way. In an off-hand manner Richard asks Brice whether or not he's going to tell his parents about the bullies. Brice replies that he doesn't say much to his parents. Richard asks in some amazement, "How come you don't say what you feel and think?" Brice answers, "I don't know. Does it matter?"