This is the story of an orphan named Ren who is adopted by a con artist claiming to be his older brother. The two manage to get in and out of many close calls until they come up against a wealthy man who knows who they really are.
This was a fast paced adventure tale set in olden times in New England. It reminded me of the story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens but the ending had many twists of its own. I enjoyed the many colorful characters and situations they found themselves in.