Poppy and her brother Gus live at bird creek mission near Echuca, in Australasia. Poppy hates the mission, and her brother and her want to escape.
Gus secretly makes a plan to escape the mission, go pan for gold, then come back for poppy by her birthday. (Which isn't that far away). After lots of planing Gus makes it out of the mission to start the journey ahead. But sadly Poppy could't go with him. (Because she is a girl).
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Poppy waits and waits but soon she get very impatience. She finds herself making a plan to escape the mission as well.
In the cella at the mission Poppy finds an old well. She manages to climb up the well and escape into the darkness. All alone, at night ,not knowing what to expect, disguised as a boy.
In the cold, dark air of the Australian night poppy finds herself walking for days. She becomes very tired. Fortunately she spy's a man who is heading to where she is, the river. Poppy disguised as a boy sneaks on board and catchers a rid with him in the mans horse and cart.
Once Poppy arrived at the river she was unfriendly welcomed by some boys who lived by the river and were nastly teasing her. Because of this poppy walked away not wanting to hear their nasty comments.