The story begins as the main character, Old Caleb, a wise shepherd, approaches his Christmas cottage, a shelter he had inhabited perennially every winter. As he approaches, he hears the most beautiful singing he had ever heard - coming from his cottage. The voice winds up belonging to Clara, the four year old daughter of Susan, a maid who worked for the mayor of a nearby town. The pair had moved into Caleb's cottage about two months ago. As it turns out, Susan is married to a dishonest sailor named Bruker, who worked on a merchant ship selling worthless trinkets and only visited his wife and child once a year on Christmas. Bruker is an obnoxious, beliggerent, and seemingly dangerous man and, as the story unfolds, Caleb (who, when young, was a renowned berseker in a Great War) finds himself doing everything in his power to save Clara from the evils of her father and his disgusting shipmates.
This report prepared by Rick Passero
Old Caleb the Shepherd returns to his winter shelter one year to discover that it is inhabited by a strange female. His life is suddenly changed, but through many difficulties, he accepts the change and moves on to a better life with friendship and true love.
This report prepared by Sam Madura