Treasure is what's on Nick's mind when he gets to Silver Pines Inn, but all he finds is trouble. He makes a bad beginning with his grandfather, he earns a scolding from an important guest, and he spoils his brother's fishing. All on the first day. Nothing seems as bad, though, when he's with the Japanese man named Kashi. They fly kites together and rescue an injured sea-gull, and Nick shares his worries about Grandfather. Nick is sure that Kashi would make a great friend for Grandfather. But his efforts to get the two together just seem to cause more trouble.