A second in the new Land of the Free Series, edited by Erick Berry -- and an unusual depicting of the beginnings of the Monnonite settlements in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The thread of story is somewhat tenuous, but it holds together the minutely detailed record of the German-Swiss pilgrimage, unique in the history of this country's settling. The German Lutheran boy who accompanied them brought with him a cherished rifle, and the half glimpsed secret of its potentials. He brought, too, a loyalty to the people of a strange sect who gave him a sense of belonging that not even the blandishments of the French temptress could wholly destroy. The Henry Pitz illustrations will give the text a decorative setting which will make it gear to the younger rather than the more mature readers in this age group.