This is a story is about a family. It begins when a young son, after his Mother dies is sold to a work farm by his alcoholic Father for a few dollars. The boy is about six years old. He is faced with a harsh upbringing on the work farm, that farms peanuts. He falls in love with a bi-racial girl that is a cook on the farm. He befriends an old black man that oversees the boys on the farm. The old black man finds out where the proprietor is hiding his stash that he is stealing from the home. When they get around 15-16 years old they flee the work farm, after the old black man share's the proprietors cache with them.
They come out of hiding, marry and buy a small farm with the stolen money. Naturally, he does what he knows best, farm peanuts. They prosper, continually adding to their property, and become very wealthy. When he gets grown he looks up his little sister and brother and they are reunited, all the while they are fighting the racism and bigotry that is prevalent in the South.