Come along, then,' said Lakshmi Bai and Jhalkari Bai. 'Come along and listen.' Rattu is in a bad, mad mood. Her bossy older sister, Poorie, has been horrid and mean, you have to agree. She's taken Rattu's toys and gone off to play without her. Rattu stomps her feet at Roundy the cat, she stomps her feet at Shanti the cook, and she stomps her feet at Mama. But none of this makes her feel any better. She wishes she had a soldier to protect her and take her side. No sooner does she make the wish than the ground begins to shake-and suddenly, there's not one, but two soldiers in the room! So begin Rattu and Poorie's grand adventures in the Uprising of 1857, and their encounters with its heroes: from Rani Lakshmi bai of Jhansi and Nana Sahib of Kanpur to the last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar.