Mr and Mrs Pilchard love each other and their two sons Percy and Peter very much. Unlike stay-at-home Peter, Percy wants to explore the Great Abyss - and even beyond! His parents reluctantly decide to let him go and his mother makes him a costly suit of golden scales. Percy has many narrow escapes but one night he barely survives when he is attacked by an octopus. He loses his suit in the process and suddenly feels vulnerable and alone - until a friendly dolphin called The Way helps him get back home.
The Story is based on Luke 15:11-33, the parable of the prodigal son.