Meg Kelly doesn't expect any handouts, but she wouldn't mind a bit of luck. It's been one bad break after another since Da died in the Civil War. Now homeless and orphaned, Meg has nothing left to lose--except her little brother, Mole. With no one to turn to and no place else to go, Meg makes a desperate choice. Together, she and Mole head west on an orphan train.

  Will Meg and Mole ever find a place to call home, or has their luck run out for good?