A dreadful accident makes James Norris realize that he needs to start living life. He travels to his childhood playmates' house, planning on rekindling a romance with Virginia. Virginia is away, leaving him in the company of her younger sister Stella. Always before her ill health kept her out of his way, but now James can see how thoughtful and attractive she is. As for Stella, she's been in love with James since childhood.
Quiet short, but Maguire packs a good deal of characterization in and doesn't muddy the story with excess plot or gothic twists. Forgettable but sweet.