Isabella Macdonald Alden. Reuben Watson Stone stood shivering in the cold December wind. Even though work was hard to find, his widowed mother and sister depended on him to be the man in charge of the house. He’d do anything to support his family, but would he do what was right? Read this story to understand the struggles this young man faces to provide his family with just the necessities of life. A story for youth and adult readers. 224 pages; paper; Joyce Nolt.