In the 75th Olympiad by Greek reckoning, the strongest, fastest, quickest, and most agile men in Hellas gathered at Olympia to celebrate life through athletic competition. That same year, 480 BCE by our reckoning, the Persian emprie ruled the known world save for that small peninsula dominated by a dozen democratic city-states.
One day in the life of five brothers and a strange hobo who reveals the secret of creation.
Abandoned by deadbeat parents, each boy has a special gift. Sam, a boxer who makes the best pancakes in the world...Peter, the best reader in the world...Jimmy, the best pickpocket in the world...Robert, the best fisherman in the world...and Flap Jack, the most inquisitive boy in the world. The day of Sam's fight with The Polish Dropper, Flap Jack and Robert befriend a luckless wanderer and bring him home for supper.