This is the true story of a boy who was born sixth to a family of very poor people. The family lived hand to mouth, and day by day. The father was employed by the Minneapolis news paper but besides his own family, he also was supporting his elderly parents and several siblings.
Dennis, the youngest, had to fight for everything he ever had. This is the story of how he over came the difficulties to survive and eventually to prosper. He had to accomplish this while over coming shyness and stubbornness.
Even at a very young age he preferred being in the woods and lakes, and has never mixed well with large gatherings of people.