A neatly fabricated novel cut out of light cloth makes a small tapestry of English village life. Little Mallin suffers from a toll bridge to neighboring Mallinford and has never lived up to its expectations, that is to Mallinford, but its inhabitants are lively enough to burst the village seams. Woven into the fabric of the town life for the reader's inspection are a number of characters. There is Sir James Brigham, his son George, his vicar Custance, Mrs. Custance and Cassandra Custance. There are the Templers with their eccentricities and relatives and tenants whom clever Eustace manages to dislodge by buying a painting. Colonel Ashford provides a respectable rigid note while the Fenn sisters counteract with girlish good humor. The Church Fete sets the scene for the reunion of the lovers, George and Cassandra, and concludes this slight but pleasant summer's tale.