The quiet of Dani's hiding place in the dark graveyard was disturbed by the sound of someone panting close by.
Instantly awake, he saw a wild looking figure: a tall thin creature who stood starting at him, poised for flight." Mamo is sold into slavery after his mother's death and escapes.
Dani is on the run from his rich but controlling father.
The two boys come from very different worlds but are drawn together as they learn to survive on the city streets.