Karl is an apprentice clockmaker and soon the day is coming where his apprenticeship comes to an end. Karl is to make a figure to put in the clock for all to see. All clockmakers have done so before him, but the problem is he has failed and doesn't have a figure to put in the clock.One night while at the Inn, Karl and the other people from town are there to listen to the local writer, Fritz. The towns people love listening to the stories Fritz writes.This night something happens, something no one would think would happen. A character from Fritz' story is real! And apparently is there to help Karl.I don't want to give to much of the story away, but this book is really good. It is a short book, though, only a little over 100 pages long, but even so the book is still very good and worth a read.