Charlotte Coleman begins a four-part abridged reading of Mary Hayley Bell's story.
1: There is something special about the stranger hiding in the barn, and Brat, Swallow and Poor baby know it is their duty to look after him.
The word is spreading about the stranger in the barn, but only among the children.
It looks like the adults will not find out.
The children have a narrow escape moving the stranger from the barn to the oast.
The police are in the village, and time is running out for the stranger in the barn.
What can the children do?