This third volume in the Haruhi Suzumiya series is a collection of four short stories that chronologically take place before The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya.
The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya
In her latest attempt to give the S.O.S. Brigade more public exposure, Haruhi signs the group up for the city-wide baseball tournament.
Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody
It's like Back To the Future! In order to prevent an impending disaster, Mikuru takes Kyon back in time, where he meets Haruhi as a seventh grader.
The computer club president at school mysteriously disappears, and it's up to the S.O.S. Brigade to get to the bottom of it!
Remote Island Syndrome
It's vacation time when a relative of Itsuki's invites the S.O.S. Brigade to stay at his island villa. But then a dead body turns up, and Haruhi and the gang get mixed up in a thrilling murder mystery.
Written by Nagaru Tanigawa.