All the children who thronged Baum Street were unanimously attracted to their hero, Paul Francis, a tall 27 year old gentleman whom they actually knew nothing about. His name, occupation and residence were all a mystery to them. They vied for his attention and were content to call him Lord Bountiful, the name bestowed on him by Joe Dowling. Joe was one of seven children living in poverty in a four-room suite with their mother since the disappearance of their father who was missing in military service. Their situation deeply touched Lord Bountiful who was to play a significant role in the welfare of this family. Somehow, Mrs. Dowling had sensed from their first meeting that Paul was sent to them by the Little Flower. This book, as most of Fr. Finn's works, deals with real-life situations and people, teaching valuable lessons, and yet, it is hilariously entertaining at the same time.