Heart of a Pagan, Chapter 2: The Coming (Part 4)

Adapted from Andrew Bernstein’s Heart of a Pagan: The Story of Swoop. One hundred enthusiastic voices quickly spread the word through town–and a number of throats opened to reply with something less than enthusiasm. “He removed the cross from the...

Heart of a Pagan, Chapter 2: The Coming (Part 3)

Adapted from Andrew Bernstein’s Heart of a Pagan: The Story of Swoop. We received a hero’s welcome when the school’s bus returned to Hoppo Valley. The small Hoppo Valley radio station had always broadcast the school’s games, but now virtually...

Heart of a Pagan, Chapter 2: The Coming (Part 2)

Adapted from Andrew Bernstein’s Heart of a Pagan: The Story of Swoop. But though his sauntering gait took him out of sight in moments, it was not that easy to forget him. His departing glance had lingered on me. But why? I was not one of the players. I...

Heart of a Pagan, Chapter 2: The Coming (Part 1)

Adapted from Andrew Bernstein’s Heart of a Pagan: The Story of Swoop. Chapter 2: The Coming“Hoppo to the heights now!” Swoop roared that afternoon when he walked into our locker room for the first time. He swaggered through the door and slung his...