Nine-year-old Lilly is devastated when her father becomes very sick. Grandpa shares the gripping story of Agnes the little swan: \Agnes felt defeated, powerless to do anything. She closed her eyes and tried to think about her mom and dad and the fun summer on the pond. Then she remembered her mother\'s words. She had power in her that was greater than the danger. \Up came her head. She watched the fox creep closer.