Jeptha and the New People Author:Marguerite Vance Ever since his father had been lost at sea, Jeptha Brewster had gradually acceptd the changes in his life. Then one day Jeptha read a brief notice in the weekly paper: "The former Samuel Custer residence on Route 1, Janesville Beach, has been leased by Miss Beatrice Pomeroy of New York and London." Jeptha was overcome with curiosity about the ... more »"new people." He'd heard they were a mad household with a rather strange boy about Jeptha's age, Indian servants, and a chained cheetah, of all things!
These unusual people captured his imagination and broadened his viewpoint. He discovered in John a friend with a loyalty to match his own. And between them they worked out a wonderful solution for two families who had faced tragedy and learned to rise above it.« less