When the door knob on the bedroom starts to stick, the Captain insists that Claymore be called to fix it, although Carolyn informs him she would rather have it fixed herself. Not heeding her words, the Captain calls Claymore to Gull Cottage, just as Claymore was preparing to leave for a vacation.
Claymore nervous as always when being in the Captain's presence, makes a big show of fixing the door, by trying to open it with force. The Captain on the other side, opens the door and Claymore goes flying through the air, landing outside in a dead faint.
The doctor declares that Claymore has a slipped disc and must not be moved from Gull Cottage. Carolyn tries to make his missed vacation up to him, by saying he is welcome at Gull Cottage and they will take care of him just like he was on his vacation. Claymore in true fashion, demands outrageous meals, lots of attention and tells Carolyn that he will sue her for his accident.
Even after Claymore discovers that he is cured he stays on at Gull Cottage not telling anyone he is feeling better. The Captain discovers his deceit and plans to expose him, resulting in Claymore once more hurting himself.
The Captain complains about Claymore running every one ragged and that he should be taken to a hospital, Carolyn reminds him that perhaps it's more loneliness then pain that keeps Claymore there and they should be patient with him.
Eventually, Claymore prepares to leave Gull Cottage, deciding not to sue.moreless