Here is the spell-binding story of a broom abandoned after it loses power midflight and falls with its witch into the garden of a widow named Minna Shaw. After finding the broom sweeping obsessively by itself, Minna Shaw teaches it to carry water, feed the chickens, chop wood, and bring the cows in from pasture. It could even pick out simple tunes on the piano. Shaw and most of the neighboring women find the broom innocently helpful. But when one farmer calls it an instrument of the devil and eventually stirs people up, Minna is obliged to give up her dear companion. But what have they burned? A ghostly white broom returns for its revenge.