Exciting story for older boys. Daniel Boone sets out with his father to explore Carolina prior to moving the family. There they meet Young Washington (17), lost while on a surveying trip. Young Dan loses his elders, finds Jody, a friend of George's, and the two of them fall foul of Indians, and are captured and have a thrilling escape. Good forest lore, and enough historical background to give it a semblance of authenticity.