It was the custom for lads to gather at the street corner on summer evenings and discuss trolleying. Spit Nolan was the champion trolley-rider. He had very good balance, sharp wits and he was very brave. The dramatic story of Spit Nolan is one of thirteen in this collection of funny and stirring tales set in the 1930s. With warmth and vigour, Bill Naughton describes the good-humoured exploits of a lively group of boys.