Henrietta, the sprightly 9-year-old heroine of this engaging story set in Nashville in 1902, was slightly taken aback when she, her maid's dog which she was pursuing, and the Governor of Tennessee collided head on and landed in a heap on the stone floor of the state capitol. Her embarrassment was natural -- after all her Democrat father had recently given up his position as Secretary of the State Funding Board and was currently engaged in writing bitter editorials against this new Republican Governor. Nevertheless, when Henrietta happened into several other chance encounters with the Governor she quickly became quite friendly with him. So friendly, that once when she became stranded in the city and was sheltered by the Governor, she accidentally blurted out her father's name and then proceeded to invite him to her home for Christmas dinner and effected a happy rapprochement. An amusing anecdote about a lively little girl.