My novel deals with the adventures of a Vermont librarian who is challenged by his brother to Journey to California to join a vicious motorcycle group entitled the Leaptoads. What happens to this librarian, Irving Waters, in California is the focal point of my novel. I proceed to demonstrate in my novel that this character's adventures with the Leaptoads result in his character undergoing a growing process. When he returns to Vermont he is a different man. He has undergone a transformation. By having been accepted by the Leaptoads his life now has meaning for him. This is reflected in his pride in his Leaptoad jacket and his nonchalance in his learning that he will not be able to collect the million dollars his brother had originally promised him. Waters' elevation into manhood, I try to point out, is a result which rivals mere money.