Virgil and Helen Paige with their young brother Homer are owners of the family ranch. Fighting a desperate battle against drought they're too proud to accept Tod and Buzz's offer to help.
Tod and Buz arrive in New Orleans during a parrot-fever epidemic. They meet a girl named Carrie Purcell and ask her out for a date. Carrie doesn't have money to afford nice clothes. Carrie has a domineering mother. Cases of bird flu are appearing in the city. Carrie's neighbor is involved with illegal activity.moreless