Harley and Ida Duran were share croppers and nice people in a time and place where nice people weren't appreciated. Share croppers were considered less valuable than dirt. However, there are those who can be nice and still persevere, no matter who their enemies may be. Harley teaches his enemies that it's okay to turn the other cheek... After that you make sure they can't smite you on the other cheek.
This is a short story about a man who has a pretty good life, you might even say a rich life. He has things and yet he is lonely. Like most of us he doesn't realize that he is missing something. This is also a story about a young woman who is also missing something in her life. Well to say more would be to give you too much information.