An adventure story for children and adults. Ben finds an ancient knife on a beach after days of searching. Somehow, he knew it was there. But the buried knife has a history of pirates, magicians and Chinese treasure ships, and of a boy just Ben’s age who lived centuries earlier. Soon, Ben and his friends are caught up in a modern-day adventure of buried treasure, pirates and ghosts.
In America, Englishwoman Donella survives the Indian attack that kills her widowed father by hiding in a rowboat under her father’s green cloak. She’s taken in by a Dutch family who rescues her, returning with them to Holland.