This takes place at a beach called Jones Beach in Long Island. It is summertime in 2015 or 2016. It is the springtime of the year. Esther thinks it is a man, Alice thinks it is a woman and Wanda thinks it is a little boy jumping up looking at birds. His name is Johnny and he is happy and carefree because he is swimming and likes the water. Johnny is alone or maybe his mother, father and sister are with him. Johnny was sitting in the sand before he went into the water. Johnny is going to run after the birds and they are mockingbirds and make a lot of noise. Johnny hears birds flying around and roaring sounds of waves. Some beaches have a strong odor, maybe of saltwater. Johnny is on vacation and will be sad when he has to leave but Wanda says that Johnny will be happy because he will be home before it rains.