'In two weeks we should have had Christmas, if the sickness had not come.' Ten children are left to fend for themselves when the matron of their orphanage dies during the pneumonia epidemic that is raging through Jamaica. Afraid they will be made to work in the labour camp, they decide to escape to the other side of the island. The perilous journey to Last Man Peak, with only their wits and courage to help them, was to change their lives forever. This tale traces their difficult and dangerous journey to reach Last Man Peak.