The story opens with the great flood. A tribal elder relates a legend full of fantasy and mystery. Two babes, Sol and Luna, are saved from the flood by the King and Queen of the dingoes. Like Romulus and Remus they are reared as members of the pack. The babes eventually prove their superiority to the dingoes by discovering how to make fire, and then their quest begins: to become the new King and Queen they must find the secret of life.