January 1916. On the coldest night in memory, Henry Yewbeam's cousin Zeke tricks him into using the Time Twister, a beautiful marble full of shining colours that draws him into the future. And so the adventures begin.
January 2002. A month after the excitement of Christmas, on another cold night, Charlie meets Henry reappearing at Bloor's in the 21st Century, and realises Henry's cousin is none other than old Ezekiel Bloor.