Dallas and Florida were at a foster home. The home was run by the terrible Trepids, who treated Dallas and Florida horrible, and called them "Trouble Twins". But, in Florida and Dallas's world, all adults were trouble, because the Trepids were bad to them. Dallas and Florida had been adopted by many families, all of whom had sent them back to the foster home. Dallas and Florida planned to escape the home by catching the night train.
Then, Sairy and Tiller came to adopt Dallas and Florida and bring them to where they lived, Ruby Holler. Dallas and Florida expected to be punished right away, but it never happened. When Dallas and Florida finally got used to the 'no punishing' thing, Sairy and Tiller planned trips. Sairy and Dallas were going to Kangadoon, and Florida and Tiller were going to the Rutavago River. They had bad feelings about the trips, so they planned to go on practice trips before the real ones.
They needed supplies for their practice trips, so Tiller and Sairy said, "Lets go get money from our understone funds, and then we can shop for things we need for the trips." Tiller and Sairy's understone funds were pretty much all their money buried under two stones. When Dallas and Florida were going to a diner one day, they saw the terrible Trepids. They accidentally told the Trepids where Tiller and Sairy's understone funds were. Oops!