What is the characters conflict in the mouse and the motorcycle?

Ralph S. Mouse lives at the Mountain View Inn, and what he wants is to eat the boy's crumbs (perfectly believable motivation for a mouse) until he sees Keith playing with a toy motorcycle. Ralph wants to ride that motorcycle and was there ever a child anywhere who didn't hope that cute, talking mouse would come to them and want to play with their toys? Keith is lonely and so is Ralph. They each need a friend and they both love motorcycles. The fact that they are of different species does not present a problem.

Neither the mouse nor the boy was the least bit surprised that each could understand the other. Two creatures who shared a love for motorcycles naturally spoke the same language.