Determined to make the time pass on a hot and humid day, Ty is inspired by a man who fills the night with music using a washboard, comb, spoons, and a pail as his instruments.
It’s the hottest day of the year, and the sun is burning so bright that it dried up all the dew on the grass. Mom is doing laundry, Dad is unloading the chicken feed, and his brother and sister are busy… but Ty is set on finding something to do to make the time pass on the hot day.
As he lays under the shade of the trees and watches the fish in the pond, Ty begins to hear the steadying thump-thump-thump of someone playing music. Then, out of nowhere, a man with one leg approaches the pond. As he watches in awe as the man makes music out of the strangest things, Ty begins making his own sounds using anything he can find.