Uncle Jackson, after twenty years' absence, returns to Cloverdale to visit his niece and nephew.
He calls upon his nephew first, one Eugene Marlin, a wealthy businessman who has a proud son named Patrick. when Eugene determines that the shabbily dressed old fellow has little of earthly goods, he refuses to host him.
However, Martha, the unfortunate niece, and her son, Bert, welcome him into their lowly cottage and treat him well. Obtaining a job in New York, Uncle Jackson moves on.
Then Bert loses his job, and he and his mother fall on yet harder times. What are they to do? Misfortune and troubles stalk them. Uncle Jackson is the one who helps the faithful pair, not their well-to-do cousin Eugene, who has plenty and to spare.
Someone dear to Martha and Bert has lived as an exile for ten years, accused of a crime he did not commit. Will he ever be exonerated?
Read this book to discover that God always 'keeps score.'