Nate Twitchell, who is about ten and who lives in Freedom, N. H. where his father edits the Freedom Se describes the great changes that come into his life when a dinosaur is born in one of their chicken coops. The account is necessarily pointed too, for the dinosaur's presence provokes national consequences that don't speak too well for the narrower minded elements in the government. Uncle Beazley, the dinosaur, is gentle as he grows and becomes Nate's dear pet. He naturally rouses the interest of scientists, but more than that, creates a political furor among certain senators who think the public support of something so un-American as a dinosaur is a drag on the economy. They introduce a bill to do away with Uncle Beazley. Though Nate will probably be able to prevent it through a commercialized appeal to popular sympathy, the real triumph comes when he does it through a call to reason and scientific advancement instead. Some very funny pictures by Louis Darling decorate the narrative.