The Fabians are a happy middle class family, able to enjoy a vacation in the North Carolina mountains before sending their son Ralph off to college. When Ralph arrives at college, he finds that his meager allowance doesn’t cover his incidental expenses. He borrows money from his class treasury, and then things go down hill for Ralph until a mountain missionary helps him turn his life around. The opening chapters are a nice travelogue of the western piedmont and mountains. The college in the novel is thought to be Davidson.
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