"The experiences of missionary John G. Paton, Captain Fraser, and the Dayspring are true except for a few details."--T.p. verso.
"Ages 8-12"--Cover p. .
Includes bibliographical references (p. 144).
In 1866, a fourteen-year-old orphan reluctantly joins the crew of a missionary ship leaving Australia, but when a hurricane strands him on a South Sea island and he is captured by slave traders, he finds the courage to trust in God.