Timid Byeong-Tae fails to gain Mi-Ran's love and leaves his home in search of whale. Wandering on the streets, he meets Min-Wu and keeps company with him. While drifting from city to city, they come to meet a mute woman Chun-Ja. Byeong-Tae decides to regain Chun-Ja's lost words and locate her hometown and rescues her with the help of Min-Wu. Thus they take the way for her hometown. After undergoing hard and painful journey, Chun-Ja regains her lost words and nestles in her mother. Byeong-Tae realizes that whale is not in the far-distanced sea, but in carrying out love for neighbor.