Honey's financial fortunes take a turn for the better as she finally gets a job, albeit a poorly paying one, as a bookkeeper/clerk at Molloy's Grocery Store. Even the boys have a job as George Murphy, one of the mine managers, is going away on a much needed vacation and needs someone to look after his dog, Pal. Joe's fortunes are not as good. The bank is foreclosing on the mortgage on his rooming house. He wants to start a catalog business, but obviously the bank won't lend him the money. He tells Honey that he is selling the rooming house to finance the catalog business. But in reality, he has lost everything and unscrupulous financiers are after him, so Joe secretly leaves North Bridge, leaving Honey to fend for herself. But Joe's problems are not as desperate as the many hobos who are descending on New Bedford. The town is split, where some like Max and Grace, do whatever they can to help, whereas others like May and Bob, want the hobos just to leave town. May thinks her case is ...