Zee and his friends are angry that their old haunt has been replaced by stores that are off-limits to them and storekeepers who treat them with distrust. To let the merchants know what he and his friends think, Zee paints graffiti on the wall of the hardware store. After the wall is repainted, Zee decides to repeat the vandalism, but this time with more artistic flair. A store owner catches him in the act and threatens to call the police - unless Zee agrees to repair the damage.
Kristin Butcher is the author of two other titles in the Orca Soundings series: The Hemingway Tradition and The Trouble with Liberty.