Wishbone becomes a Native American warrior in the Navajo tale told by visiting storyteller Lee Natonabah. Joe and David volunteer to tell their own family stories as well at a story-telling performance, which leads to Joe feeling inadequate in his father's shadow.
Joe can't find the nerve to ask Sarah to the dance, so he gets David to ask her for him. But David and Sarah really hit it off, and Joe feels betrayed. Wishbone, as John Alden in "The Courtship of Miles Standish" is asked by Captain Standish to court the orphaned Priscilla for him, with a similar result.
Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Black Arrow: A Tale of Two Roses' is the backdrop for Wishbone's portrayal of Richard Shelton. In reality, Wishbone is being taken to the vet and feels betrayed by Ellen. What's worse, Wanda accidentally sends his chair to be reupholstered and Joe has to deal with a pathological liar.
Wishbone is impressed by, yet jealous of, a hero dog named Rex and wants to be a hero, too. Some younger boys in town wish they could hang out with the older kids. And Wishbone imagines himself as the ambitious Monkey in traditional Asian tales.
Wishbone plays Aeneas, a hero of Troy, in Virgil's 'Aeneid'. There is a gas leak in the neighborhood and the area is forced to evacuate. They spend the time reminiscing about high school and getting to know each other better.