Your knowledge of the real world will grow!
- Mary Call Luther lives with her two sisters, brother, and father.
- After Roy Luther, Mary Call's father, is struck with illness, Mary Call takes care of her brother and sisters, even though she is only 14.
- Kiser Pease owns the land the Luther's live on and the Luther's work for him on his farm.
- Kiser Pease wants to marry Devola, but Roy Luther will not let him because he is around 30 and Devola is 18.
- Mary Call and her family are very poor, but they will not accept charity, so they decided to become Wildcrafters.