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Relates the stories of ten boys who lived at vastly different times and places in history, giving the reader an excellent introduction to the important epochs in the world's history. Through these imaginary characters the book gives vivid pictures of the conditions of life at different periods of the world's development, and fosters an appreciation of all history stories which may afterward be read. Beginning with Kablu, the Aryan boy, we move forward in time and westward in space, encountering along the way: Darius, the Persian boy; Cleon, the Greek boy; Horatius, the Roman Boy; Wulf, the Saxon Boy; Gilbert the Page; Roger, the English lad; Ezekiel, the Puritan boy; Jonathan, the Yankee boy; and Frank, the American boy of 1885. Suitable for ages 10 to 12.