Billy Cooper’s seventh grade class has been given a last minute, weekend assignment. They must all draw a piece of paper out of a box and do an oral book report on the person or event that was drawn. Billy draws the name, William Tel, whoever that is.
He has a full weekend planned, but figures he will do a ten minute search and will be able to skate through the assignment, still having plenty of time for his busy weekend.
His outlook changes when he finds himself in the fourteenth century, standing in front of William Tell’s house.