Every day Mustara and Taj look out onto a sea of yellow-red dust and stones. The sand rolls and shifts. Taj's father says it is like the waves of the ocean and the spinifex bushes are little boats blown about by the wind. Taj longs to take his young camel into the desert to explore, but like a storm in the ocean, the desert can turn wild. Taj and Mustara must prove their strength and courage.