A sheep farmer receives a mysterious telephone call shortly after he buys a series of pictures painted on parchment. "Decipher the message in the parchment and right a great wrong," the voice says. Puzzled, the owner asks Nancy to help.
Nancy and his daughter, Junie, track down a kidnapper and a group of extortionists. Several clues are linked to Italy. Is there a connection between the message in the parchment and a boy artist on a nother farm? Who is responsible for the atmosphere of fearin the neighborhood?