Carol and Jim Cousins (who cousins) visit some more cousins on their New England farm for the summer. Their vacation is highlighted by many little adventures they find in the woods, the barn and the cove. On one occasion, Jim saves Carol from drawing; on another, the children detect a smoldering fire in the nick of time. When it appears that their uncle will be forced to sell land in order to raise money for digging artesian wells to combat the drought, the young Cousins come to the rescue by striking water. These episodes, interesting in outline, fall flat in the telling chiefly because the Cousins never come alive.