A story of bad men and money, that lies deep in the heart of a mine, is laid in Michigan in the middle of the 19th century. Young Steve, heir to his Uncle's share in a copper mine, comes to the Lake Superior mining country to claim his rights only to find himself cheated by his Uncle's unscrupulous partner who, when he fails to get him to leave, tries to lose him in the wilderness. Fortunately Steve has made friends with a mining engineer and his family who help him in his fight. There are escapes from death in a forest fire and in a terrific shipwreck, and the result is a big book of adventure, hearty, rough and thrilling which girls will like just as well as boys for there's Jessie Flemming right in on the adventures too. By the author of Madeleine Takes Command and another proof that she knows how to tell a story of robust, ready days in the pioneer wilderness.