Sequel to Winds Blow Gently in another David Jordan story. David is virtually grownup, but the memory of his father's martyrdom, in defense of his belief in giving the Negro a chance, even in North Carolina, is still a guiding light in his life. It carries him through an experiment in cooperatives which ends in disaster -- and at the end, losing everything, his wife- to whom the practical application of the Quaker faith proves too stern a discipline, his work- as the cooperative he had built to bring new hope to down and outers, and his belief that war can be avoided by right thinking- at the end, he still believes that the cooperative spark of life is flickering, fire can be reborn -- and, if need be, he will go to the penitentiary for his faith rather than bear arms in war. As a study of a way of life, and people living it, the book has the same appeal of Winds Blow Gently. But for my taste, Ronald Kirkbride seems strangely old fashioned and labored in style.