Published by Cumberland House
Sixteen year old Mildred Keith moves with her father, mother,
and seven brothers and sisters from their home in Landsdale, Ohio,
to the small riverside town of Pleasant Plains, Indiana. Mildred's
maiden great-aunt Wealthy Stanhope, travels with them.
A life very different from the one they had known awaits them
on this new frontier. It is a plain and simple life with hard work
but visits from Indians keep things lively.
Horace Dinsmore pays a visit to his cousin, Mildred's mother,
before departing on a trip to Europe. Shortly after he leaves,
Mildred must ask help from neighbors and friends to care for her
entire family, all of whom are stricken with disease. 286 pages.