Mildred and her loving husband, Charlie Landreth, return to Pleasant Plains with Mildred's sister Annis and Aunt Wealthy in tow and are challenged by the impending departure of sister Ada to the mission field. Sister Zillah learns much about raising children from watching Mildred's tender but firm approach with young Percy. While at the Oaks, Mildred's cousin Elsie Dinsmore and brother Horace learn their own lessons in obedience. After Mildred's brothers Don and Rupert strike out of western gold fields to seek their destinies, they are reported dead after an Indian attack. The family mourns ther likely loss but rejoices in the knowledge that the young men are now in a far better place with the Lord. Unexpected visitors bring both joy and surprises to the Keiths and Landreths. Recommended for ages 10 to 14.