Six American short stories by Hamlin Garland, including:
"A Branch Road" - lost and found love between a young farmer and the girl he left behind.
"Up the Coolly" - an affluent New York City actor's mixed feelings of guilt and affection while visiting his family's Wisconsin farm.
"Among the Corn-Rows" - an eager young homesteader's wooing of a Norwegian girl.
"The Return of the Private" - the bittersweet homecoming of a wounded army private.
"Under the Lion's Paw" - a hard-working farmer is victimized by a greedy landlord.
"The Creamery Man" - a peddler's affections are thwarted by local gossip.
"A Day's Pleasure" - a downtrodden farm wife's visit to town is made special by an invitation into a person's home.
"Mrs. Ripley's Trip" - after twenty-three years away, an elderly farm wife longs to visit her childhood home.
"Uncle Ethan Ripley" - a farmer trades signage space on his barn for "medicinal bitters," creating friction between him and his wife.
"God's Ravens" - a family's initial prejudice towards their less cultured neighbors dissipates after being shown great kindness.
"A Good Fellow's Wife" - after losing his depositors' money, a banker finds redemption by owning up to his mistakes and working with his clever wife to repay their debts.