In this much-loved children's classic first published in 1906, the comfortable lives of three well-mannered siblings are greatly altered when, one evening, two men arrive at the house and take their father away. With the family's fortunes considerably reduced in his absence, the children and their mother are forced to live in a simple country cottage near a railway station. There the young trio - Roberta, Peter, and young Phyllis - befriend the porter and station master. The solution to the puzzle of what happened to their father and many other details and events of the childrens' lives come to vivid life in this perrenial favorite, a story that has captivated generations of readers and, more recently delighted television and motion picture audiences. This book will charm a whole new audience of young readers with its warmth and appeal. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.