Quiet war orphan Stockwell wakes up one day to discover that his hair has turned green. Initially finding his new tresses delightfully intriguing, Stockwell soon discovers that the new coloring singles him out for ridicule and rejection in his small town. Although the sympathetic O'Brien
tries to create understanding in the community, the townspeople call for a shaving of the boy's head. Feeling unloved and unwanted, Stockwell runs away. Pausing to sleep during his escape, Stockwell dreams of meeting other war orphans who urge him to return to the town to preach the stupidity of
war and to make his neighbors aware of the horrible realities of how simple misundersta...