As a young bohemian child whose only companions in life were his dreams, Chimbleysweep grow up fast. He biological parents were two Chinese Trapeze Artists, who also were zeppelin pilots. On one fateful morning his parents were practicing their acrobatics when a zeppelin crashed into the tent they were in. Oh the irony! All alone in this dark and digusting world, Chimbleysweep become a vagabond, until the communists invaded. He now lives on a small island inhabited by blind hermits, were he plays his Stoessel-laute.