Family. Gold. Both precious. Both all too easy to lose …
Daisy and Freddie Linden, having finally found their beloved father, are on the last leg of the journey they began so long ago. The only thing now in their way is the notorious gang of air pirates who haunt the archipelago between Port Townsend and Victoria. Corporal Kent of the Royal Canadian Airborne Police gallantly offers to escort the conveyance in an official airship, hoping against hope that Freddie will fly with him and give him an answer to a very important question.
But Professor Linden and his daughters cannot bear to be separated, so William Barnicott and Davey become the corporal’s crew. The pirates’ hatred of the RCAP makes the airship a target—and they are barely clear of the mainland when they are shot down and held for ransom. The Lindens appeal to the RCAP with all speed, but during the mission Davey falls again into the pirates’ hands. Can Davey hang on long enough for the people he loves to come to his rescue … or is it the pirates who should fear one intrepid small boy?