There is nothing very startling about this story, set in a small, out-of-the-way English town, nor is there a great deal of point to it, but unobtrusively it offers some very pleasant moments with its precise and often humorous indications of the three young characters who formed the White Horse Gang. The three are nine year old Sam, his cousin Rose, and Abe, the poorest, shabbiest, toughest, and hence the most sought after little boy in the town. They plan and execute minor misdemeanors, and dare and scorn each other into accomplishing ""dangerous"" (mainly by local superstition) feats. Their biggest project was to kidnap an insufferable younger boy named Percy, but after they gave up on the idea, Percy attached himself to them and refused to go home. The three involve themselves in some stock situations, but they seem refreshing and genuine.