Jean Derwood's biggest hope is that one day she will do something brave or heroic and prove that she is not a coward. When the family gets an invitation to Uncle Rufus's farm in Alabama, Jean learns the farm is next to an abandoned hunting lodge and no more than a mile from the turning and twisting passages of Limestone Cave.
To make things even more interesting, a stolen jewel called the Winchester Beryl is said to have been hidden in the area. Afraid, on the one hand, that the Lord will not send her an adventure and yet afraid that He will, Jean's first chore is to convice her parents to let her stay at the farm. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.