Parson is a mountainous land populated by small peoples called Timors. They have kind hearts, big black eyes and big pink ears. They're covered with a fine fur and have a pointy pink nose as well. They're a clever tunneling and industrious folk, who dress and go to school. In this book, there is a massive annual party for the village of Parson, attended by all. Jasper, a young girl takes a wrong turn and is lost for a time. Who and how she's rescued launches Jasper of Parson into an adventure no Timor has ever attempted.