In the first of the stories a young girl-child is stolen by the gypsies. Yet they decide to give the child up, and they leave it in an out-house owned by a young clergyman. The latter isn't very pleased at this, but his wife certainly is, and they bring the child up.
After a few years, and in a particularly tense moment, the true mother is found. An agreement is reached, whereby the child is shared.
As with Amy Walton short stories, there is not only a well-told tale but also a moral.