Faraway Farm in the Scottish Highlands sounded like a mixed blessing to the Weatherby's when they inherited it. Living in crowded London, their father dead, their mother working and Robin just recovering from Polio, the family had much to consider. Giles and Sarah, the two eldest, couldn't wait to leave, even if it meant hard work; Robin was against it, and Polly, the youngest, thought about having baby chickens and cows. Bravely, they set out and everything unexpected happened at once.
There was no electricity, the house was small and the animals needed care. Giles got into trouble for fishing for salmon in a river owned by Sir Ian McDonald, and Robin for swimming in a lake, which was good exercise for his leg. The nearest town was miles away, as was the school. Robin warned Sir Ian about some salmon poachers and got involved in their dangerous capture. Gradually the "newcomers" were accepted by their neighbors and at the Hogmanay, celebrated at the New Year, they realized they belonged at Faraway Farm.
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