Columbus discusses with Spanish royalty his proposal to reach Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean. Columbus estimates his voyage to be 7 weeks long, but the reviewers of his proposal disagree and believe it will take one year. Columbus states that the goals of his voyage are to open a trade route with Asia for economic benefit and to expand the influence of the monarchs, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castille.
When Huckle sees a CD player in the store window, he decides he must go in and buy it. However, once there, he realizes he does not have enough money. The store owner employs several techniques to ultimately convince Huckle that he must get a job to create the funds to purchase the coveted CD player.