Billy lived in a driftwood shanty in a windy little village on Bought A Knee Bay, right on the rim of the Wide Whim Sea. Every morning, rain or shine, sleet or snow, Billy said goodbye to his family and slipped out the wooden gate, then ran down the windblown walkway between the dunes to reach the shore of the sea.
Some days, Billy would help the fisherfolk from the village with their nets. Other days, he would walk the beach looking for treasures for a while, then hike up the hill into the village and help out with the work at his mother and father’s pub in the center of town. But most days, Billy would set sail on the calm green waters of Bought A Knee Bay in his boat, the Tugboat SallyForth.