Sylvia, a 9-year-old young lady, is driving her cow home through the forests of the Maine open country. She stresses over being late in light of the fact that her devilish cow, Mistress Molly, stowed away from her, yet her grandma, Mrs. Tilley, sees the amount Sylvia appreciates investigating the forest while really focusing on the cow. Sylvia feels such a lot of fervor and miracle in the country, a differentiation to the initial eight years of her life, where she felt smothered and wilted living in an assembling town.
A whistle upsets the evening’s tranquility, and Sylvia is terrified when a more unusual methodology her. The tracker clarifies that he became lost while looking for birds in the forest and inquires as to whether he could remain the night at her home. Sylvia is reluctant, still modest around the outsider, however, when they get back, Mrs. Tilley invites the tracker inside. At supper, Mrs. Tilley uncovers that her child, Dan, is a pilgrim who consistently adored nature and presently lives out in California (despite the fact that they have become really distracted and he might be dead).
She says that Sylvia resembles Dan, investigating her indigenous habitat and warming up to every one of the wild birds. At the point when the tracker hears this, he uncovers that he gathers uncommon cases by shooting and stuffing them and is presently scanning the field for the uncommon and lovely white heron. In the event that Sylvia will assist him with discovering the heron, he says, he will give her ten dollars.
The following day, the tracker and Sylvia investigate the forest looking for the bird. Sylvia starts to warm up to the tracker, observing him be agreeable and entirely learned with regards to birds. She starts to have traces of affection toward him, notwithstanding the reality that she is astonish his killing of birds. They don’t track down the subtle heron, however, they drive the cow back home together.
At the point when lumberjacks were slashing down the woods years prior, they left one tree: an old pine tree that is currently the tallest in the timberland. Sylvia realizes that on the off chance that she climbs this tree, she will actually want to see right to the sea and she might have the option to find the heron’s home. So invigorated by this idea that she can’t rest, she goes out in haziness while Mrs. Tilley and the tracker are still snoozing.
Sylvia climbs an oak tree to arrive at the briefest parts of the old pine tree. However she moves with trouble, she sees that the pine tree is helping her on her central goal to discover the heron, adoring her for her daring soul. Feeling tired at this point victorious, Sylvia, at last, arrives at the top. That girl feels marvel at the lovely aeronautical perspective on the open country, and her fervor grows as she recognizes the heron flying up in the sky. She wonders about the heron and appears to take on the heron’s point of view, as though they share one brain. She descends as yet pondering how she will educate the tracker concerning the heron’s area and how he will respond.
Back home, Mrs. Tilley has seen Sylvia’s nonappearance and is calling out for her granddaughter. Sylvia shows up back at the house, pale and with her garments worn out and canvassed in pine pitch. She can’t address either the tracker or her grandma. However, the tracker offers to make her rich by assisting him with discovering the heron. She questions why she would maintain the mystery of the bird’s area. When he offers her a human association with the remainder of the world. However, she reviews the brilliant second. She imparted to the bird and concludes she can’t permit the tracker to kill it.
In a little while, Sylvia actually hears the eerie reverberation of the tracker’s whistle and recollects the adoration and dependability. She felt for him. She fails to remember the pity she felt when she watched him shoot birds. On second thought contemplates whether the kinship she has with the wild birds can supplant the human friendship. She might have had with him. The storyteller wills the nature around Sylvia to come and solace her with every one of the gifts. The regular world has to bring to the table.