1) EXPOSITION - a widow has settled the lives of her first three children . Her fourth is already in university . The youngest , very good at studies , draws inspiration from a former teacher who comes visiting from the States .
2) CONFLICT - the youngest son gets admission to a university in the States , with scholarship . He does not know if they have enough money for his journey .
3) CLIMAX - the widow initially refuses to let the son go to the States . But she relents and allows him to leave .
4) RESOLUTION - the son has left for the States . The first of his many letters arrives from London .