Charlie's cooking with toadstools and change in sleeping arrangements has lead to very strong dreams and a new itch - to fly. He shares this secretly with Barnaby who mentions that a wagon train member, Hector Heatherton, says he has the same itch and has developed a way to fly. Hector is a cobbler with 7 daughters and a baby son along with wife Harriet who has him henpecked and is fed up with his crazy ideas that keep forcing the family to move. Barnaby frequently visits the family to talk to Hector but Harriet and the oldest daughter, Heather, think he is there because of Heather. Hector provides Charlie with his plans for a flying machine scale model which Barnaby and even Bill join in on helping to build and test. When it is a roaring success, Hector says to scale it up by a factor of ten for a workable model for a human. Heather becomes annoyed with Barnaby's visits that seem to go no where. Chris thinks something is up but his guess is way off the mark as Charlie works up the ...