a young man is left to live in the woods for one day and one night to become a man, because his father thinks he is too wimpy. while there he meets an old man who built a bowling land out of mud and bowls a lot. the man teaches the young man to bowl, and therefore become a man. the old man then tells the story of how his wife was accidentally killed while he got a perfect game. when the young man's father arrives the next day they drive off, and in the future the then young man takes his own son to the woods to become a man also.