Jim Wetherby, an orphan, had an unusual relationship with the natural forest dwellers. He lived a life of slavery under the landlord of the Inn until he chanced to meet a man who proposed to be his godfather. He found courage to fight alone the struggles pervading the forest. Then he gained the help of his godfather to set right what he thought was evil. His friendship with the Squire’s daughter took on a new relationship when they realised they were after the same outcome. Jim soon found himself responsible for all the work in the Inn. That was where all his friends come in.