A nostalgic recollection of a little boy's childhood in a Southern tenant farmer's family, told in episode form. Little Clyde Littrell worked at growing up and loved it in his family, poor in material goods and rich in love. Clyde and his brothers go hunting, fishing, fooling with Pappy, who could do everything (he even conquered a anther barehanded in the dark once). There are cornhuskings, a visit to the circus, favorite animals, landlords and peddlers and neighbors. Big brother Sandy goes off to World War I and after a false report of his death returns to study agriculture as a veteran, to buy his own farm and finally to give his father the deed to Pappy's own land, he ambition of Pappy's lifetime. With its focus strictly on the family, this story will gives a feeling of rural life in the deep South. Pretty ""cute"" and sugared, but as the feel of sound autobiography, though the author chooses to present a boy as narrator.