It's the Emperor's New Clothes in Navy blue, with a lesson that soaks in--you can fool all of the people for a long time, but one day... Orville Fauntleroy Montmorency Beamish identifies himself at the recruiting office as a Glupmaker. What is a Glupmaker? The Chief doesn't know, but he won't admit it to Orville; the Lieutenant doesn't know, but he won't admit it to the Chief; the Commander doesn't know, but he won't admit it to the Lieutenant--and so on up to the Admiral. He doesn't know either, but he is going to find out, so Orville is provided with a private place on the deck to work, all the supplies he wants, and all the time he needs. After a long time, Orville is ready to unveil the Glup. The bugle blows, cymbals clash...and there stands ""the biggest, bulkiest, most massive mess"" ever seen! But why is it called Glup? The monster moves across the deck, faster and faster, over the edge and into the water. And when it hits the water...it goes GLUP! Orville is promptly appointed Swabjockey, First Class, and he soon finds out what that is. Orville has a dim future as a sailor, but he might make it with the Saturday morning cartoons.