One day, by accident, he meets a little girl who looks vaguely familiar. Upon questioning her, he finds she is called the Little Colonel because she has a vile temper and stamps her feet when she gets angry and hollers, just like him. It is indeed his granddaughter, and slowly a bond grows between them. But can the love of a little girl mend the powerful hatred that has split the family in two?
"Since the time of Little Women, no juvenile heroine has been better beloved of child readers than the Little Colonel." (St. Paul Dispatch)