Imagine a little farmhouse on the wild high cliffs above Apollo Bay, suddenly brought to life by the arrival of a batch of city kids who never before had the chance of a permanent home. No way are they willing to lose this one, just so long as they don’t starve. In their first week, strange and mysterious forces line up against them, for the house has stood deserted for over a year waiting for Gemma to claim it. Maybe the house had also waited for the summer heat of January, which brought their interesting new friend the Guitar Poet to join the party.
Pauli and Pete and Ben and Cissy find other real friends in big Tony Busoni and the Blunt family from the dairy farm next door. All together, they solve the mystery of the packet that Ben saw fall from a helicopter near the plum tree lookout – the same place where Pete saw a sight nobody but Cissy believed possible…