Eleven-year-old Chikka lives in a small village near Bangalore. In celebration of a good harvest he and his family go to the city. Chikka is dazzled by the sounds and sights of the big city. As life in the village becomes increasingly difficult, Chikka, like other boys of his age, yearns for adventure and excitement. He runs away to Bangalore and works with a family of four. How Chikka discards passing temptations and discovers the much more exciting adventure of learning and gradually a whole new world, forms the rest of the narrative. A warm and charmingly narrated story.