BOB WOUTER has received a message over his astrophone to join in a search to join in a search for a reconnaissance BOBOBULAR that has gone missing in that galaxy. They find the reconnaissance BOBULAR in a desert planet but not a sight of the crew. CORNELIUS, PIEVUS and WILBUR are sent to search for the crew finding out they are kept captive by a huge rat-like creature in a deep crevasse. They all manage to escape.