The kid lives alone in his bare country house. Now that his grandfather is dead he must take comfort in his own company and in his banjo. Sometimes the kid wanders in the fields and meets friendly animals, and once he meets what seems to be a magic horse. The horse might just as well be magic as he carries the kid to a fortune of warmth and comfort. Also illustrated by W.T. Cummings, this is the second book by the author of The Girl in the White Hat and is distinguished as was the former book by its charm and poetic quality.