- Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne
- Copyright: Public domain
- Published in: 1858
- Word count: 54,687 words (≈ about 4 hours)
The story of Martin Rattler, a mischievous boy with a good heart who mistakenly ends up on the ship Firefly, headed to the South Seas. With his friend Barney O'Flannagan, Martin escape pirates, survives a shipwreck, and explores South America in one adventure after another.