More than a hundred years ago in the small settlement of Fort Winne lived a boy by the name of Nicky Twigs.""...........And what Nicky wanted more than anything else was to own a shiny bugle and blow reveille for the little military for Though it has always been considered a worthy ambition to want to be some sort of rattler, there may be some question as to that sort of ambition, and it does p seem excessive to extol such desires. In this story Nicky proves he is brave, ingenious and qualified for the position he wants. He can whistle, he can and he does get the bugle. Moreover he blows it just in time for a fortuitous lustrated by the author.