Many working people, before they retire, wonder what they will do with all their spare time once their job of work is finished. So often, many find themselves doing things that not only occupy their full day, they do not have time for the things they thought they would be doing. This story, about a retired, widowed age pensioner, with only a little fox terrier for company, is always busy with his mind set on the things he wants to do. Everything and everyone else around him, including his grandchildren, is just a nuisance distracting him away from reading his books, or they are upsetting his rigid daily routine. Then something different from his daily routine happens.