Ben Applegate's father dies, leaving he and his brothers Joe and Andy orphans and having to run the family farm. Their Uncle Grimes is their legal guardian, but he's only concerned with getting his hands on the farm. He has Ben declared incompetent and packs off Joe and Andy to an orphanage. When things look darkest for the three boys, help comes from an unexpected source.
Showing why crabbed age and youth cannot live together. (Print Ad- Te Aroha News, ((Te Aroha, NZ)) 3 January 1925)