When a baby girl is born with the distinguishing mark of the zebra, the Wise-Mother attending the birth remembers an ancient legend foretelling this event. She tells the parents the legend warns that the girl will be stolen from her people in her fourteenth year and is to be watched at all times.
But all their watchfulness still does not prevent her being taken from them. Their only hope is that the legend also states that one who bears the same mark of the zebra can save her and bring her back to them.
Children and adults alike will enjoy the adventures and courageous challenges which abound in this triumphant tale of ancient Africa.