Coleman is in BIG trouble. He was running through the house when he accidentally knocked over the fish bowl. Since no one saw his mistake, he figures he can put Goldie and her tank back and no one will notice. To place greater distance between himself and the disaster, Coleman retreats to his hamper to do what he does best--imagine and play. It isn't long before Sockrates, his gym-sock-turned-Child-Sockology narrator, emerges with a story and lesson directly applicable to his current predicament.
Coleman and Sockrates relive the story of Jonah and the big fish. As his sock buddies tell the story, Coleman learns that it's not only bad for him to try to hide from his parents, but it's even worse to try to hide from God. He realizes that he has to face his parents and tell the truth (even if he does it with a pillow strapped to his backside).