Willie, her ""roommate"", otherwise known to the world as Mark, and their 12-year old son, ""Mr. Big"", accept an invitation to visit Greece and to return, via Turkey, on a freighter. But freighters being what they are, and the Moline Victory could never be hurried, -- the Ethridges had an unintentional junket when they were delayed in Istanbul. They found a camp for ""Mr. Big"", and proceeded to enjoy not only a luxurious social life but a round of local touring which had them sometimes hanging by their ears. For there was the food, and the customs, and the lure of the bazaars, the tour of a seraglio, and the neverending richness of the land itself. When they finally got under way, there were the ports, with stopovers, and ""Mr. Big"" supplying unexpected excitements. Aboard ship, the slow progress, the troubles with loading and unloading, the other passengers, and the Captain, all contributed to Willie's bubbling interest, which at times hit a high . Unsubdued, always observant, willing to listen and learn, this tireless tourist managers the human touches that make this a Turkish delight.