Sally belongs to a household full of aunts and uncles, all headed by her Uncle Joseph and ruled over by his sister Nannie. But now these two are at loggerheads, caused by Cousin Ephraim's letter, urging them to resettle in his Maine vicinity. Fortunately Uncle Joseph has a clever plan. It will launch them on a winter saga, employing a mode of travel only a New England Yankee could have invented. Sally-and the reader-will enjoy the surprises of this journey, taken in company with her lively and lovable relations. A story full of early American detail, set in the era shortly before the War of 1812.