Benjamin was born into the world after the lights went out. Fatherless, he attaches himself to his neighbor Mr. Moore. Mr. Zachary Moore is more than a plain old farmer. He has a mission. His mission, turn the lights back on. Pull society out of the world of wind driven water pumps and horse drawn buggies. Return humankind to its once glorious days of engines and electric lights. Out of compassion for the curious little boy, Zachary Moore takes Benjamin along for the ride.