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ON OUR OWN tells the moving story of four children abandoned by their father and left to themselves when their mother dies. Learning they are headed for separate foster homes, they run away, hoping to find their Uncle Jack and start a new life.
With no money and welfare officials hot on their trail, the children have little chance of reaching their uncle. But they find a friend in Peggy Williams, a vacationing school teacher. Peggy helps them, their problems apparently solved. Then the plot takes an unexpected twist, leading to a conclusion that is at once exciting, humorous, and touching.