Stevens' Pig, who finally learned to swim in Hooray for pig! (1974), proves himself this time in gym class, where he is the worst performer and the last to be chosen for the game of Capture the Flag. But with Raccoon's urging and with. most of the other players in the ""prison circle,"" Pig exerts himself and wins the game for his team. ""See what happens when you try?"" says Raccoon, just so no, one misses the point. But in order to take the lesson to heart, children will have to resist the suspicion that the game was rigged from the start.