Mr. Winter has built a cold little stone house on the bluff. There's no protection from the storms. It's barren and forlorn--just like Mr. Winter's heart. Twins Myrtle and Ivy have seen the sadness in their new neighbor. Mother has taught them it is not enough to pity someone who is hurting. Compassion is action, so the girls start in little ways to show Jesus' love.
Through the loving kindness of these little Christians, Mr. Winter finds his way back to God. The old man is able to confide to Myrtle his sad story of loss through death, poverty and selfishness. God has not forgotten Mr. Winter and brings joy to his heart once again.
Amy Catherine Walton (1849-1939), better known as Mrs. O.F. Walton, was a British author noted for writing Christian fiction for children. Some of her most popular works are Christie's Old Organ and A Peep Behind the Scenes.