Percy is in a hurry to grow up, but his parents refuse to let him take on the heavy chores until he is older. When Percy spots a prairie fire racing towards the family homestead he can only think of clinging to his parents for protection. Now he knows that he isn't ready to be a grownup after all. But there is no choice for Percy. No matter how great his fear, the young boy must become a man and help his family save their home.