A young boy, Paul, travels across the Empire from his home in Britain to seek an audience with the new emperor, Hadrian. Along the way he meets up with the villains who are trying to stop him, a charioteer, apathetic solicitors, and finally the Emperor. At every step of his adventure, he remains loyal, practices courage, and does not give up even when it seems impossible.
This is a reprint of an edition printed in Canada especially for use in schools. So at the end of each chapter there are comprehension, discussion, and language questions. A set of suggested answers to the questions in the book comes with the purchase of the book.