Grace is a mudlark living in England. She is searching through the mud when she comes across an iron hammer. Grace takes it home to show her grandfather but he is convinced that she has stolen it from someone.
You're a criminal.
Look what I found today!
Grace is very mad at the fact that her grandfather does not believe her, so much so that she runs away from home while her grandfather is not looking.
Grace runs to fleet street where she always likes to go and visit the parked carriage horses. Grace is approached by a lady who is convincing her that this horse is Grace's, and that his name is Pegasus.
You and Pegasus are going to fly away to where thunder is made.
Grace is so hungry that she finds a food stall on the side of the street. While no one is looking grace grabs and apple from the cart and dashes back into the crowd.
Just one... They won't see me.
Grace goes to see Pegasus at the horse parking lot. She notices that he is very skinny. She tries to steal 3 more apples from the cart but this time she is caught. People from the crowd start to chase her. Grace jumps onto Pegasus and tries to trot away but she is pulled off of him and passes out.
Grace wakes up in jail where she is taken in for theft. There she meets a partly blind lady named Dorothy. Grace and Dorothy get along and start to stick together.