W.O. Mitchell, Canada's favourite storyteller, is back with a new collection of stories about his most beloved characters, Jake, and the Kid. The millions of Canadians who know these characters from radio or television will enjoy re-entering the timeless world of the Kid, his mother, and Jake the hired man on their farm near the lively town of Crocus, Saskatchewan. The town is full of characters such as Repeat Golightly ("One ahead of you, Jake. I say there's one ahead of you") and Old Man Oatenby, brought from death's door by prolonged exposure to romantic purple prose. And of course there's Jake, teller of tall tales, and captor of "Looie Riel," who dispenses sage advice to the fatherless Kid.