Mr. Taylor is the new teacher in Leo's class, and he has a special knack for spinning a yarn. He can build an intriguing plot around any selection of items that his students choose. A pirate ship, a brass key, a six-toed cat, a hunk of cheese, and a mop. That's all it takes for Mr. Taylor to capture his students' imaginations and prove the power of a story. This time, Mr. Taylor tells them the tale of a boy trapped on a pirate's ship. The boy stows away on a rig headed for the high seas, and he finds himself deep in adventure.