In hopes to help his poor family save their ancestral home, a ten year old boy sets out into the world to strike it rich. Venturing across the world, he seeks his fortune everywhere from Australia and Africa to the gold rush of North America. But when he finally does find what he’s looking for, it slowly changes him, turning him to greed and corruption that finally drive his family away. It all seems lost as he grows in age until one Christmas Eve he makes a wager with his unlucky nephew that changes both of their lives forever.
A tale of family, adventure, gold, and long-lost love that spans the decades, this award-winning tale is loved throughout the world and rightfully so.
And so, to those who love a good tale, I beg of you: give it a read.
Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.