Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka are going wild-strawberry picking. Mother is going to pay them for every basket they gather. They walk and pick until their baskets are overflowing, but soon they are lost, tired, and thirsty. When they stop at a cottage to ask for water and directions, they meet Mary, her baby brother, and their mother. They are very kind, but have patches on their clothes and no milk to drink. After the girls get home and help Mother make strawberry jam, they think of a special way to spend the money they have earned.