They have to ask Doc to help her out, which he does coolly but willingly.
Doc does not hold a grudge against Mack and the boys, and muses to his friend that they are the most philosophical men in Cannery Row.
On the night of their frog hunt, Mack and the boys camp out on a piece of land.
However, a man approaches them and tells them that they must leave immediately.
Everyone on Cannery Row likes Doc and thinks about doing nice things for him.
Doc and one of Mack’s boys, Hazel, collect specimens in a tide pool.Frankie grows to love and respect Doc and is always eager to impress his mentor.Frankie is clumsy though, and embarrasses himself by dropping a tray of drinks on a friend of Doc’s. Meanwhile, Mack and the boys prepare for their expedition.However, Doc does not return until the following morning, by which time the party is over. When Doc gets back to his lab, it is utterly destroyed.His precious records are smashed, windows are broken, and greasy dishes are piled high.He tells Mack that he will pay him a nickel per frog.However, Mack and his boys will need to drive to find the frogs, so he asks Lee Chong for his truck.Lee Chong agrees to let Mack borrow the truck after Mack promises that Gay, who is a gifted mechanic, will fix it up.There is a young boy named Frankie who hangs around Doc’s lab.Mack knows that they need money to throw the surprise party, so he asks Doc if he has some work for them.Doc is wary, knowing that Mack can be untrustworthy, but he needs frogs to fulfill an order.