The night of the hurricane is but one of many events experienced by Judy, the small heroine in another of Elizabeth Ladd's Maine stories. Living with her Aunt Kate and Uncle Walter on Cape Oregon, Judy has a pretty exciting time during the summer and fall. For the big blow, she and a friend, David Young, batten down David's boat and find it still safe the next day. Then there is the day David shoots a gull by mistake; another day for a town meeting to decide on clamming territory; still another when Judy gets lost at sea; and finally a climactic Christmas tempered by illness and recovery. Fairly realistic and told with 8 and 9 year old sympathy.