If you keep going for a little bit in Chapter 1, you will come to much more of a description of Ralph. This is where he strips naked and is going to go swimming. Here are some ways that he is described:
- He no longer has any baby fat -- he has lost the "tummy of childhood."
- But he's not yet awkward.
- He looks like he's going to be physically impressive -- strong and heavy shoulders.
- But he has a mild mouth and eyes.
The only other thing I can think of about him is that he's pretty athletic -- he can swim really well.