Tib's strategy for helping a fever-ridden American officer escape from his Tory uncle's barn are as impromptu and effective...

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THE CORDUROY ROAD

Tib's strategy for helping a fever-ridden American officer escape from his Tory uncle's barn are as impromptu and effective as the Corduroy Road itself, and after successfully delivering the Lieutenant to West Point Tib is rewarded with a pass to travel that military route to the home of an aunt who shares his revolutionary sympathies. Short as it is, the story still slides away into anticlimax as Tib's second journey is much less exciting than his first; after a strong beginning Tib's escape ends in unrelated encounters with newly heartened Continental soldiers which merely confirm his already fervent patriotism. Today's readers will enjoy the setting, but find the sentiment heavy going.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dodd, Mead

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973