Wee Jeanie Robertson, the Scots lass of Plunk and Platitudinous Principle, is more or less invisible in this entr' aete which pursues the fortunes of Jeanie's village neighbors and others met in Jean in the Morning (1971) and Jean at Noon (1972). Ian Adair, of that warm-hearted clan of four boys and the beautiful and grandly nasty sister Eena, tells the story of the family, friends and their removals and careers from 1912 to 1929. Eventually the leisurely spread narrows to the engagement of Eena, now a doctor, and gentle Charles Simpson, a medical student with whom Jeanie had exchanged mutual mischief and cheer when she kept house for his aunt. Fate deals a blow to Charles and Eena at the close. A small step sidewise for those who don't get a wee headache from the series.