AFOOT is the story of Joshua
pursuit of his sister after their parents die. Their stingy
Uncle Asa makes Joshua, 13, work on a hog farm and gets Lucinda,
17, a job as a housemaid.
She runs away. When Josh tries
to join her, she keeps moving on. By the time he hears
in rowdy Deadwood in the Black Hills, he is broke and hungry.
His only way there is to join a trail drive of turkeys.
En route, he survives deadly perils of the road and often
if he will ever see Lucinda again.