Erick Berry is doing consistently good historical and American background stories. This seems a trifle younger in appeal than some of the earlier ones, but boys as well as girls in this in between age should like this tale of early days in Albany, when the French and Indian Wars on the Wilderness edge were helping to bring the original Dutch settlers into more sympathetic cooperation with their English authorities. This story revolves around Lydia and Wolf, who was lender of the Blues, one of the Young Companies into which the youth of the Dutch settlement had long been organized. Together they strove to help and protect the reckless Andries, suspected because of his French blood; together they tried to find who it was within the town who was giving away to the enemy. An excellent picture of the life and activities and plenty of adventure to keep the story moving.