As Tim, the newly arrived giant, repairs the damage he caused his captor, Amos starts to explain the history of the Triffals on Ceres, however, both are captured by Amos’ enemies. An unexpected event provides an opportunity for a risky escape.
Tim (a giant by local standards) finds himself on Ceres (a small and icy world) without any memory of how he got there and who he is. He has literally dropped into the middle of a conflict and is taken in by one side. Having inadvertently destroyed some of his hosts property Tim agrees to repair it in exchange of a place to sleep.