Billy and Johnny, two brothers, share every child's desire to have a place of their own. Not just a room with a door, but a real little house in which they, alone, sleep. On a warm summer night their parents allow them to pitch a makeshift tent in the garden. But the night and its creatures prove too much for the two independents and half way through the evening they evacuate their tent for the security of their family's house. Rather crude black and white illustrations by the author and a text which is realistic, practical, and definitely on the adult's side.