A very realistically written little story outlines adventures in Arizona mining country in which the Thorpe children and the Price children are instrumental in a capture of thieves that clears Mr. Price's name from suspicion. Newcomers to the district, the Prices are a queer bunch, not only because of their wish to hide the criminal charge. Mrs. Price is a timid, distrusting soul, sure that life in the rugged mining district among ""strange"" Westerners like the Thorpes, will be detrimental. But the Thorpes' insistent friendliness and Mr. Price's own honesty work together for mutual benefit so that by the time the crooks (who search out Price in hopes of pinning further charges on him) are caught, the Prices have decided they like it well enough to stay. In style and character portrayal, a refreshing departure from the general run. 12 and 13's too.