Growing up on the canals just as the age of leisure was coming, Billy tells you what it was like with all the trouble and pleasures of everyday life he experiences. He takes you on a journey over a month, where Blackie, a dog they rescue, saves him from drowning, and their horse Samson saves the day with his colossal strength. More
Samson is a canal horse, earning his meals through pulling goods along the canals. His owners exploits are covered here, from the eyes of young Billy, the owners younger son, as they travel their way through a month, sharing the ups and downs of canal life.
Samson proves he is far better than an internal combustion engine when obstacles block the way.