... is a peculiar organization consisting of only three horses (one of them slow horse) and a varying number of bicycles. Not only the composition of the hunt s unusual, but so is the catch, which changes from a fox to the two Rodin brothers, who have stolen the eighth grade class trip money. 14 year old Charlie Chase, who organizes the group with the assistance of his friend George, indirectly derives a number of personal benefits from the interest which he takes in the project. Temporarily left with his grandparents until his undependable father can earn enough money to support the family, he recovers from his self-consciousness, stops disrupting his classes, and settles down to his schoolwork. He also develops a tie with his father, who is an expert on the subject of horses. A tame adventure story with a sympathetic but superficial portrait of a rebellious adolescent.