When his poor sharecropper father is killed in an accident and leaves the family in debt, twelve-year-old Little Charlie agrees to accompany fearsome plantation overseer Cap'n Buck north in pursuit of people who have stolen from him; Cap'n Buck tells Little Charlie that his father's debt will be cleared when the fugitives are captured, which seems like a good deal until Little Charlie comes face-to-face with the people he is chasing.
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Juvenile fiction.
Children of sharecroppers -- South Carolina -- Juvenile fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- South Carolina -- Juvenile fiction.
Plantation owners -- South Carolina -- Juvenile fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Sharecroppers -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
South Carolina -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Juvenile fiction.
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.