A realistic story of Nebraska in the twenties, and of a Danish family, the sons scattering and going, not too successfully, their own ways, the old parents trying to hang on in spite of falling prices, failures, and foreclosures on all sides. The central figure is Hans, caught in the meshes of one unhappy emotional experience and frightened of involvement in another with the daughter of the man who has ruined his father. An interesting presentation of a condition encountered in our national agricultural history, then and now. Extremely well done. Winther knows his facts.