Mary, Adam, Hester Sue, and the Wilders all make a special visit to Charles and Caroline's for Christmas Eve. An unrelenting blizzard prevents everyone from heading home after dinner, but they all pass time by recalling Christmases of personal significance in their lives.moreless
On Christmas Eve, Miss Beadle lets the schoolchildren go home early. This proves to be disastrous as a blizzard has already begun.
Friday and Gannon race against the clock to locate 400 pounds of high velocity gelatin dynamite that have been stolen from a construction company, and are forced to use trickery to compel the white-supremacist suspect to divulge where he has placed and armed half of it.moreless