In his fifth adventure Hopper, the little arctic hare, is having such fun with his friend Scamp that he loses all track of time. He promised his mother he would be home before dark, and now he is late! "Don't worry", says Scamp, and shows Hopper a shortcut across the river. But Hopper can't swim! Thanks to a friendly beaver, Hopper's watery adventure ends happily. He learns that shortcuts can be dangerous and that his mother does know what's best for her little arctic hare.