Here is a twice-told tale -- the story of the disastrous effect of power on a character not keyed to sustain it. Chris, a farmer's son, holds his men in the hallow of his hand, only so long as he makes himself one with them, and discounts the success which has come too easily in the manufacturing plant of which he is an executive. But once he has savored the power, it goes to his head, and destruction comes rapidly. The situations involving the characters of man and wife and mistress and employees are well handled, and the theme is straightforwardly presented. More involved than her earlier books, but on the whole indicating an advance in power.