Sunny days have returned, and Mr Silo enjoys the front porch with Annie and Joe. They talk about the natural justice that was dished out to Mr Flint, and his cronies.
Now they worry about the townsfolk who lost money, investing stock into the destroyed bridge. Mr Silo figures it was a good lesson for them all to learn in the long run. As Pa flatters Ma in a bout of Spring fever, a car pulls up.
It’s Walter Bloom from the Wigglesworth farm, and he has a telegram. What kind of trouble has Pa’s brother gotten into? Mr Silo hasn’t seen his brother in over 20 years.