I see that you are beginning to realize that there are many differences between life on your rez and life in the "rich community." I think that punching Roger was a great learning lesson for you and that you have actually, believe it or not, benefited from that experience. Im glad you've found Gordy to be a good friend, and although he is a little bit stuck up, you are going to have to adapt to "high culture." School seems to be coming along easier for you now that you've been going to Reardan for awhile, but you cannot give up. You must keep up the work and as Gordy is telling you, continue to add to your knowledge by reading, writing, and paying extra attention in class. I have some advice for you though, try to chat a little bit more with Roger, he seems to like you, and if you can get him on your side i can almost guarantee that you will have half of the school's population of boys on your side as well. Roger seems to have realized after that little "incident" you had with him that some kids really aren't scared of him and he seems to appreciate you and your background. Penelope also seems to like you, even though you lied a little bit with her. Getting more friends isn't too hard when the two most popular kids in school like you, and knowing at this point in time that Roger and Penelope do, you should be able to get on the right social track (if that's something you're concerned about). All in all, keep up the good schoolwork and congrats on your sucessful transfer to Reardan, you seem to be on the right track.