If Ben had ever felt more lonely, he could not remember when. He was new to the Bankhead National Forest, and he was without friends, even acquaintances, there. His attempt to befriend the strange Norman was rejected. He felt enormous relief when his friend Jason came from Mississippi to spend the summer with him. They found themselves deep in the forest on an unexpected adventure of a lifetime. What they could not explain was why Norman kept showing up where one would least expect him. They had several questions about him and the unusual events that they witnessed from secret places. They suspected Norman was deeply involved.