Badger Thurston is an ordinary kid in 1910. But a simple job can turn dangerous in troubled times. When the foreman is pushed into the mud pit, Badger is named as a suspect. With the help of his old friend Percy and a new friend Eliyah, Badger searches far and wide for clues...with an angry mob chasing him. Does the mob catch Badger or does he find the culprit and clear his name?