THE TWO ARROWS by Cornelia Meigs
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An exciting historical novel of Colonial Maryland in the mid 18th century, and of a boy, young apprentice wood carver who comes to America from England. The circumstances of his coming are strangely intertwined with the plotting to put the Stuarts back on the English throne -- and by trickery and scheming young Jan, 12, and his older brother are transported to the colonies as indentured servants. Later Jan is sent on an errand to England, accompanying the government official with the traditional two arrows- has contact with Cromwell- and finds that actually his interests lie in the new country, While not the top level of Cornelia Meigs' performance, this has real quality and should provide a steady sale to school and public libraries.

Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1949
Publisher: Macmillan