The family move in to an old cowshed, imaginatively redecorated by Robyn's mother.
Robyn's mother's commitment to home schooling leaves plenty of scope for reading and days out in the bush.
Robyn is desperate for a new saddle, but her parents insist that she contributes towards paying for it.
Robyn is ecstatic at the thought of going to a proper school, but she presents the well-meaning nuns with quite a challenge.
The Aids crisis is worsening.