Marco, in his threadbare jeans, watches another boy, wearing fancy clothes and shiny shoes, ride the Wish Carousel. Marco jumps over the fence and climbs on, eyes closed, wishing he could be like the rich boy. When Marco opens his eyes, he has fancy clothes and shiny shoes.
Paulo, with his threadbare genes, watches the poor boy jump onto the moving carousel. Eyes closed, Paulo wishes he could be like him. When Paulo opens his eyes, he has sturdy legs in tattered clothes. He tests out his first steps, then runs to help the other boy who has just fallen down.