On October 15th, 1954, Suzie McBride and her 13 year old babysitter Elizabeth Hardy wait for her brother David in the school yard 10 minutes after the bell. They believe that he is staying in for detention.
The McBrides moved to Weston from the big city of Toronto several months ago. 12 year old David dislikes that they moved and that his parents can not trust him to take care of Suzie. It causes him to be a troublemaker...
It has been raining for the whole week now. Yet David doesn't put his jacket on immediately to stir up some mischief with Lizzie.
Here he comes!
I am NOT putting my raincoat on!
What do I care? I'm not the one who will get soaked to the bone.
After David slowly puts his coat on, the three of them begin their journey to the McBride home near the Humber River. Once they get home, they will be as Safe As Houses; or so they thought...