Titre original : The Star I Saw from the Barn
Traveling and doing manual labour wherever they are willing to pay and provide her food, Candy manages to gather her treasure chest to buy herself passage onto some boat back to the US. But a man who offered her a ride to Southampton hopes to sell her to the landlady of a sailor tavern. Candy overhears the business conversation and flees with the man's cart into the forest and then to safety by hiding into the haycart of the widower Mr. Carson. Mr. Carson does not become aware of his extra load until he arrives at his farm and finds all the apples he bought for his children eaten. Meanwhile Candy discovers she lost her hard-earned money during her escape and that she traveled in the wrong direction once again. She is even farther from Southampton than she was before. Mr. Carson's children - Sam, Jeff, and Susy - sneak Candy into the barn and bring her a midnight snack, while talking about their mother and Mount Rodney. Susy falls ill with a high fever and Mr. Carson would rather murder the doctor than ask him for help: he blames him for the demise of his late spouse.