Like Miss Carr's rghild of Brooklyn, a story which might have been set in Norway finds itself in the Norwegian ""colony"" of Brooklyn, further proof of the divergent cultural communities cached away in this area of the country. When Chris' oncle sends for him, Eric loses the best friend he had at the Norwegian Home for Children. The exciting preparations for the Seventeenth of May parade just vaguely interest him and it is only the sight of an authentic Norwegian boy's costume in a novelty shop that detains him from a trip to the Manhattan docks and the ship that carried Chris to Norway. The costume is too expensive but the proprietor's mothering is free as the air and she sees that Eric arrives ""Home"" safely. Then Olaf appears on the scene and Eric becomes engrossed in managing a way for the sickly lad to march in the parade. He solves the problem not only for Olaf but for the entire Home and in the process dissolves his own sadness. A nice little story centered around one child's involvement in wide traditions that transcend family boundaries.