This romantic fantasy is told through the viewpoint of the children in the story, the adults playing only supporting roles. Daniel Latimer befriends the troublesome Ornshaw. One day, Daniel falls in love with Melody Perkins (Tracy Hyde) and they announce to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future, but now. However the adults, parents and teachers, alike try to dissuade them. Ornshaw also doesn't like this because he feels that Melody is taking away his friend. But later on, Ornshaw and other classmates help the young couple. They reunite in a far place to marry the couple but the teachers follow them and try to stop it. The children go wild and make a car explode. Melody and Daniel run away in a handcar down the railway line with Ornshaw's help.