Wicked wolves without and a grim governess within threaten Bonnie and Sylvia when Bonnie’s parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage. Left in the care of the cruel Miss Slighcarp, the girls can hardly believe what is happening to their lovely, once happy home. The servants are dismissed, the furniture is sold, and, dressed in rags, Bonnie and Sylvia are sent to a prisonlike orphan school.
It seems as if the endless hours of drudgery will never cease. However, with the help of Simon the gooseboy and his flock, they escape. But where will they go? And how will they ever get Willoughby Chase free from the clutches of the evil Miss Slighcarp? Throughout the story Bonnie’s cheerful, indomitable spirit carries the girls through each adventure, until at last they reach home once more.
Note: There is a British form of an oath used twice in the final 10 pages of the book that you may wish to white out.