The main character is Kathy, a new girl in town. She works for Helping Hand, a club that helps peoplewho can’t do things by themselves. But their offices are going to pull down and they need to find a new meeting place.
One day, she goes to the OldPeople’s Home to give out books for the old people who can’t get out of bed.
In room sixteen, she meets a mysterious lady, Miss Emily who tells Kathy about herjob when she was young. She worked for Lord Hampton as a servant in a beautiful house. Lord Hampton was a rich man and a cruel master who didn’t care abouthis employees.
Kathy was curious and she thought that maybe, the deserted house will be a perfect place to the new office.
Kathy and the young people ofHelping Hand go to the old house, but only she comes in it.
Once she is in, she hears a voice who invites her to sit and take a delicious food. Then, thevoice invites her to come back another day.
When she goes out the house, she tells them this story, but they don’t believe her.
Next day she comes back tothe house and the voice gives her a gift: a diamond heart with a chain and it tells her, that the jewel belongs to her.
The voice is Lord Hampton´s andwhen he was a poor child, he stole the jewel from Kathy’s grandmother. He sold it and became a rich man. Once he gives back the diamond heart to its owner,the curse disappears and Lord Hampton finds peace.
Days later, Hampton House is pulled down, and the new Helping Hand club’s office is built there.