Cot up. Went down to the bridge and fished. Got up. went down to the bridge and fished. Thus, the daily lives of the thirteen-year-old narrator and his friend Curly, remain too realistically routined for three quarters of this book. When their friend, old Mr. Bagley, loses his job as bridge tender in the small Florida town, Curly and Charlie strive earnestly to have him reinstated. At this point, a secret lurks around the corner, and a mystery is doggedly unravelled. Two dimensional characters in a nearly plotless tale are the ingredients of this book.