by Dutke Royle

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A novel of the American Revolution, which makes a plater of the skirmishing, the raids, the that kept the countryside back of West Point, on up towards Goshen, in civil war. The centers interest on one particular family, the father, minded, generous, anxious that each should have a right to thinking, and coming only slowly to identifying himself with the patriot from the start; another son, playing both sides for what he could get of it; one daughter, essentially and resentful of the of her comforts and traditions; the other daughter, passionate, independent, in love with one of the but herself a patriot, and at the last --after his hanging -- loving a French officer, with the American forces, and giving herself to him, bearing his after he has, seemingly, gone his way. A crowded canvas, with the picture of the times and the moods of the people of more importance than the pattern of the plot, the story at times pegs down in detail, and interest lags. Worthwhile for presentation of another panel of our history.

Publisher: Viking