When the citizenry of rural Gantry are poisoned by their reservoir which has been the repository of a psychotomimetic (Wow! = LSD) drug, David Cope copes with the incident. In an add-a-character construct, two scientists (researching with LSD), an old rummy, a homosexual, an addict, an unstable young woman, etc. etc. all fill in the scene. Quasi-procedural and semi-exciting.