Meet Jack Plank, a pirate whose days of plundering are over. He goes to the town of Saltwash and sets about the task of finding new work. But what will suit him? He moves into Mrs. Delfresno's boarding house, and his fellow boarders join him for dinner and to make suggestions. Each suggestion evokes a marvelous tale of mummy hands and mermaids and ghosts and treasure. Each chapter is a separate story making great nightly reading. Wonderful to share with a grandchild. Imaginations will savor these tales.