In Time is a story about a ten year old boy in 1895 named Silas Nathaniel Atlas. He can be troublesome sometimes. Then, his "single" mother brings home a man named Peter Cunningham and claims they're getting married. Nathaniel and his 16 year old sister Charity are shocked. Nat (as Silas likes to be called) storms off into the woods and meets a man claiming to be from the future. He calls himself Maxidrell and takes Nat on adventures through time.