No surprise or suspense in this search for a missing brother. Orphaned Wally Faring arrives in ""Lunnon,"" misses his guardian by three days and loses his money to a pickpocket. Unable to relocate his inn, he looks for work and meets a succession of undesirable vagabonds who unknowingly and coincidentally reveal information about his brother Marty, lost for three years. Another stroke of luck gets him aboard the Sea Venture bound for Virginia where Marty was last seen, a deserter of the same captain's ship. But the passengers of Captain Newport's ship, wrecked off Bermuda, do not reach Jamestown until a year after the rest of the fleet, and Wally, who almost harbors notions of finding Marty waiting at the pier, is disappointed when no one has heard of his sibling. A savage-looking white man appears to warn the settlers of Powhatan's impending attack and he is--you guessed it--long-lost brother. Everything--colony, settlers and family--is saved; everything, perhaps, except the reader who will find the tale taller than the sails and equally full of hot air.