A story of the days when the Ohio Valley was being settled, and "Big Jim Wilson" and his gang had their stronghold in Mammoth Cave. Young Tom Lockwood and his parents started from Philadelphia to take up land in Missouri. But they fell into the hands of Big Jim's gang and their journey down the big river nearly cost them their lives.
"A well-told pioneer story, chock-full of adventures and perils and narrow escapes. It gives a graphic picture of the robust life of the pioneers."----New York Times.
"Another thrilling yarn for red-blooded boys. It ought to delight every lad who gets a chance to read it."----Philadelphia Ledger.