Original Title: The Stolen ChildHazel is snatched from her mother at birth by her father, Captain James Everett. He intends to kill Hazel in revenge, but finds he can not bring himself to leave his own flesh and blood exposed on a hillside. Completely unprepared, he sails with her to Canada and is driven to his wits end with the needs of a new born babe. Without a second thought he gets help from a kind couple and guards over her as she grows. However, when Hazel is sixteen, Everett takes her from her family home. He intends to show her the world at sea, but Hazel is not pleased. Especially after the demise of her friend Molly by Everett's hand, or so as Hazel see it. Diligently, Hazel plans and executes an elaborate escape from Everett, that only leads her into another captivity. A secret admirer, Charlie, follows Hazel all the way from Canada to England. His dearest wish is to speak to her. Yet, through twists and turns he falls in love with her twin sister, Lily. He goes into the deaths of despair when Lily leaves him.Lily comes from a high class family and is thrown into turmoil when she finds herself pregnant. She can't marry Charlie because he is so poor. Yet her family would be shocked to their roots to find her with child without a husband. Lily hides her pregnancy and her baby, but is at a loss about what to do next.Hazel is bought out of her captivity by her Aunt to meet her twin and mother for the first time. However, before Hazel does, she mistakenly comes across the baby hidden in Lily's draw. The twins are shocked to meet each other, but quickly become friends. Shortly after, they decide to run together, Lily for the sake of her baby and Hazel to avoid Everett.They plan to make their home with Hazel's old teacher, Mademoiselle Fleur, who recently shifted from Canada back to France. All seems safe and straight forward as they leave their English home to catch the next boat to France. However, their maid Kitty is secretly working against them to ensure her pocket is lined. They find themselves in London with no money, a little baby and a maid.In desperation Hazel pretends to be a worker girl, but unbeknown to her she is employed by her father's friend for his sake, for when he returns from sea he will want his daughter safe. However, on the day of Everett's arrival, Hazel hears of his return and slips through the fingers of her employers.Racing home to Lily and little Harry, Hazel tells Lily they must run from Everett. Kitty overhears their plan to leave her behind, so she steals little Harry to sell him to Lily's family. But Hazel catches her in time, snatching Harry back. The twins and Harry run on with no plan accept for the hope their Uncle in Scotland will help them.