Stanly happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when the stolen shoes fall in front of him. This results in him being framed for stealing the shoes
In result of being framed for the shoes stanley is being sent to a boys camp in a dried up lake
Stanley makes a friend named zero and he offers to teach him how to read in return zero will help dig some of his holes
The other boys at the camp get jealous and start insulting them and saying it isn't fair and this makes zero get stressed and runs of in the desert.
Stanley runs off after zero and he eventually find's him hiding under an old boat. They decide to climb the mountian to get water and food. After that they decide to go back to the camp and dig up the treasure the warden has been ooking for all this time
They get the treasure and the police show up to arrest the warden and stanley is found not guilty for lack of evidence in his trial. All the boys are let free