David has grown to be a tall ten-year-old. He is a natural at soccer, and loves kicking a ball around with his friends. His father SimÃ³n and BolÃvar the dog usually watch. His mother InÃ©s works in a fashion boutique. David still asks lots of questions. In dancing class at the Academy of Music he dances as he chooses. He refuses to do sums and will not read any books except Don Quixote. One day Julio Fabricante, the director of a nearby orphanage, invites David and his friends to form a proper soccer team. David decides he will leave SimÃ³n and InÃ©s to live with Julio. Before long he succumbs to a mysterious illness.