Kenneth Wilcoxon was trying to find evidence of his family's connection to Coxon's Chance, an old plantation in Prince George's County, Maryland. He had asked the spirit Jude Wedge, who had lived back in those times, to find out what he could about Coxon's Chance. Wedge said he didn't know anything about it but he would try to find out and, eventually, his search led him to John Franklin Coxon, who knew a lot about what happened there, but was inept at telling it. Wedge, himself a born story teller, was disgusted with Frank's inarticulate endeavors and took over the "telling" himself, narrating it in Frank's voice and from Frank's point of view as a little boy. The story reveals the wit, courage, ingenuity and bravery of both father and son, as they set out in dangerous wild Indian country, seeking to obtain land on which to build a home-place for their family.