Johnny Miller is a son of Astoria, and was sent to help the Space Association in its development. Now the day has come when Astoria would tie formal relations with the Association, but trouble awaits from a long forgotten foe. Sam Diamond, "The Gambler," has decided to pursue charitable work to partially atone for a life of gambling unprofitable to society. But he swiftly finds himself immersed in politics and greed he never felt personally before, though he knew it well from his profession. The two essays in this book stress simplicity in our personal lives and outline God's demands upon us. Other miscellaneous stories feature war, love, God's unseen role, and a comical story and another comical piece near the end.