Nicky has freckles. They cover his face, his ears and the whole back of his neck. Sitting behind him in class, Andrew once counted 86 of them, and that was just a start! One day after school, Andrew works up enough courage to ask Nicky where he got his freckles. When know-it-all Sharon overhears, she offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe for 50 cents. It's a lot of money, but Andrew is intrigued and pays for the recipe. At home, he carefully mixes the strange combination of ingredients, and then the unexpected happens!