Who took the teacher's Jewel casket and the Jims brothers' money? Circumstantial evidence points to the gentle, weak-brained Donnie, but Becky just knows that the young man who cured her Bun-Bun (bunny) can't be bad. Clues, some irrelevant (why does Cousin Newt run away?), pile up, daily life goes on in its summertime way, the crucial moment finds Donnie's Granny in a well, Becky plop beside her, And a sinister menacing atmosphere, imposed upon the world as the culprit stalks. A sensitive evocation of rural life in the '20's enmeshed in a silly plot.