Appu the elephant wants to try new things. He disobeys Hathi and attempts to throw a star stone up into the air. Tradition has it that if the stone doesn't fall down, he'll be a grown-up. When Appu gets lost Mowgli enlists the help of Cheel to find the young elephant. Mowgli helps Appu overcome his fear of spiders, and Hathi helps pull the young elephant to safety. Appu is allowed to throw the star stone and is delighted when it doesn't fall down again. He's joined the grown-ups, but still has a lot to learn.