In a rural fishing lodge in Georgia, Froggy LeSueur, a British demolitions expert, is trying to put his friend, Charlie Baker at ease. The problem is Charlie is pathologically shy and is terrified at the prospect of having to converse with strangers at the lodge. Froggy tells Betty, the owner of the lodge, that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and neither speaks nor understands English. Froggy then departs for three days. Conversations at the lodge carry on around Charlie much as if he weren't there at all. Charlie learns much and influences what he can, to hilarious results.