Original title: A Journey to Matecumbe. By the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Jaimie McPheeters.
Davey Burnie and his uncle Jim travel on a hair-raising odyssey across a post-Civil War Southland filled with carpetbaggers, fast-talking medicine men and cold-hearted belles. They are fleeing for their lives from the Ku Kluxers they have offended. On their journey, they meet reformed pirates and Indians, both friendly and treacherous. After near disaster and miraculous escape, they at last find a treasure in silver.