A well paced story of pre-Revolutionary War Williamsburg tells of Hal and Peggy Morrow, two youngsters from England, and relates a segment of American history with the sense of sympathy in Corselis Meigs' other historical novels (The Mounted Messenger, The Two Arrows etc.). Mr. Morrow, a member of parliament, has been speaking against the King's colonial policies, he has had to flee to France. This leaves Hal and Peggy with the open choice of going to Virginia in the hope that their parents may be able to join them there sometime. In Williamsburg, the youngsters have a double set of connections- those loyal to the King, and the others- Jefferson among them- who want a freedom from tyranny. But when Hal gets a job in Jefferson's law office, all of the Morrow loyalties are soon with the colonists and when they also find land for the whole family to settle on there is a sense of unity with the new country and a satisfying and to the story.