Anand is a precocious, slightly obsessive, eleven year old who thinks that adults are more often than not more crazy and irresponsible than children. At heart he is a bureaucratic little boy who dislikes adventures and unplanned trips. He talks and acts as if he is older than his years and always comes first in class. His hobbies include mugging up cricket statistics and learning new words from the thesaurus. Anand feels safe when bound by rules and regulations which his happy-go-lucky parents fail to provide, making him feel extremely vulnerable and insecure. This time he is forced to travel to a distant village to meet his father’s friend whose ancestors were dacoits. There, he quickly makes friends with the twins, Bakul and Putul, and along with his driver friend, Kammu, the four of them get embroiled in an adventure full of secret passages, murder and clues leading to a mysterious hidden treasure …This story is the second of a series of Anand’s adventures, the first being The Incident at Saheb Bagan.