The story of an orphaned Indian boy who travels through time in a search for identity. He finds himself inhabiting the body of an FBI agent during the civil rights era, the body of an Indian child at the battle at Little Bighorn, an Indian tracker in the 1800s and a present-day airline pilot. When finally the young warrior comes back to his own life, he is transformed.
The British empire was on the verge of revolution and at the centre of events are the Stuart sisters: Mary the Queen, and Anne the Queen-to-be, continually haunted by the memory of their father, James II, whom they have wronged.
Two strangers arrive at Hundred Acre Field and the rumour is that a large housing estate is to be built there. While the protests and public enquiry take place, the villagers have other cause for shaking their heads when Miss Jackson falls in love and Joseph Coggs takes flight from Tyler's Row.