This true story was originally published under the title :The Small World". This is the story of a girl who was "alone, friendless, penniless, she traveled across Siberia fighting off murder and kidnapping to reach a remote mountain city in China. First, she penetrated the court of the powerful Mandarin ruler and converted him to Christianity. Then, she fell in love with a Chinese nationalist soldier and began to spy against the Japanese Army. Finally, she led one hundred homeless orphans back across the wild mountains in an epic trek to safety at a time when all China was a battlefield."