He was a full five inches taller and twenty pounds heavier than the next largest kid in his year group. All of the other children avoided Alex when they could, for he was not only large, but he was a bully.
After one of his unprovoked thumpings of a smaller boy, whose only crime was having freckles, a small group of children met at the far end of the playground.
“It was horrible,” Alice said.
“Did you see the way he turned all red for no reason, then just started to punch?” Jackie asked the others. “Did Stanley get hurt very badly?”
“Yes, his mum came to collect him, and he has a black eye,” Alice said.
“We need to do something, because whenever he is around I just know something terrible is going to happen,” Tony said.
“Like what?” Jackie questioned.
“Like stick together, and not put up with that no good, Alexander Day,” Alice said.
“All for one and one for all,” they all chimed.