Loss, Pain, Illness, Affliction, Anxiety, Grief, Shock and Suffering. Not exacly the emotions you would expect an 11 year old boy to experience at such a young age. Timothy Carter began his life as an intelligant, eccentric and high spirited boy who had a great passion for planes of war. Having rich successful parents made Timothy's life even better with a beautiful house, all the toy planes he wanted and servants to complete his chores every day. But being born into a British family living in a big city in China in 1937, didn't make life so easy for him anymore. In fact, when laws changed and Japan invaded, Timothy's world changed rapidly.