The friends went to the beach to swim and play because their families were staying at a hotel in New Jersey. It is early fall as some of the people are wearing long sleeved shirts. The boys are having fun and are pretending to have a fight like the boxers on TV. Alex and Jacob have been best friends and neither has any brothers or sisters. They just live with their Moms and Dads. They want to play as long as they can, in the sand, and pretend they are grown up by having a boxing match and wearing suspenders. They have an audience for their fight, the other children on the beach. Alex watches more boxing on TV so he will win the fight. Alex will grow up to be a lawyer and Jacob will grow up to be an accountant, like his father.