by Joseph H. Anthony

After the death of his mother and the conviction of his father for embezzlement, 16-year-old Don Merwin is denounced by his relatives and threatened with life in a reformatory. He runs away, determined to continue his schooling, earn the money necessary to repay what his father had taken, and convince people in his hometown that the son of a thief can become an honorable man.

The story traces his adventures as he sets out on his own, meets another traveling family, and eventually learns of the Church of Jesus Christ.

This novel was first published about 1920 and was reprinted in paperback in 1978.