Armed with seven little words instead of her kettle named Maud, Caroline Gray again confounds her five uncles and their masculine mystique. ""I am going to be a doctor,"" she declares to their snickers and taunts. She sets out to achieve her goal by conquering the feminine fears of snakes and spooks and by acquiring the virtues of bravery and patience. The Michigan frontier provides plentiful opportunities for Caroline to demonstrate her determination, including an inordinate number of not-so-sturdy pioneers who require her nursing skill. The book contains a clear moral--goals help people overcome their problems--and a mystifying conclusion--all is forgiven when goals are attained. It just goes to prove that where there's a word, there's a way.