The feisty little Lulu learns some hard lessons about life, and Evelyn, fatherless niece of the younger Elsie, captures the hearts of all. Elsie and her family spend the winter at Viamede, the beautiful Louisiana plantation inherited from Elsie's late mother. While there, all of the children attend a nearby school. Hot-tempered Lulu Raymond dislikes her music teacher and during a heated argument they come to blows. After he strikes her with a pointer, she smacks him across the face with her book and gives him a black eye!.