Sound, clean and true"" -- from his family toast, sets the keynote for this quiet story of the youngest of three brothers who comes to Canada and makes good, not from the material angle, but simply as a friend beloved by all. It is a slim plot -- the man years before the opening of the book, had met and loved a girl separated from her husband, and sends her back to him. The story opens on the eve of the old man's 65th birthday. The woman sends her son to him -- the youth asks if he may come back and stay -- he returns and finds the old man has died. Something of the Chips market, perhaps.