||The Marshall family—unemployed chemist father, mother, and 3 children, including Amy—find work in the Shay orchards. Amy’s father tries to convince Frank Shay to invest in his locust-killing formula, but is rejected. Amy falls in love with orchard foreman Dave. Frank makes advances to Amy and orders the family to leave when she rejects him. However, after her father’s chemical saves the orchards from a locust infestation, Shay apologises for his actions and agrees to back Mr. Marshall financially. Amy and Dave will be married.