Zach doesn't think much of his football captain, and when Plato hears of Melanie's glory-lust which allows her to do as she pleases at the cost of the benefit of the team, he tells "The Tower to to the Moon" to demonstrate how a leader's self-importance was rewarded. Zach has a different reason to worry later when he himself is elected to do the job himself, and Plato tries to put his mind at ease by reading "The Gourdian Knot", to show how Alexander the Great proved the ability to think clearly was needed to lead, as well as another story about his putting others before himself through something as difficult as a dry desert trek.
Did You Know?
Neither "Tower to the Moon" nor "The Gourdian Knot" is from the collection in William J. Bennett
's "The Book of Virtues" but its sequel "Moral Compass". Its chapters didn't share names with virtues used for episode titles the way those in "The Book of Virtues" did, but the stories were taken from the one entitled "Leadership and Citizenship". See more
[laughs after Sock drags over the book with him still sleeping on it
OK, Ari, move along.
Composed by Stu Goldberg
and Susan Marder See more