SECRET IN A SNUFFBOX by Elizabeth Emmett
Kirkus Star


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A thoroughly engaging story of two children of Colonial times, with enough element of mystery to prove a good choice for budding mystery fans. Martin and Nancy Robin, exiled from their home in Barbadoes when a slave rebellion breaks out, she sent to a small Rhode Island town, where Nancy, a pert young miss with a forward tongue goes to live with warm-hearted Mistress Bathsheda and Martin is sent as apprentice to graff Jacob Rush, Lusker cobbler. There's a silver snuff box, prized possession of their dead parents, which is the object of suspicious intent on the part of one Benjamin Bowles, and it is in solving the mystery of the snuff box, that Martin finds that Jacob Rush isn't as gruff as he seems. Realistic period detail, good story.

Pub Date: Sept. 9th, 1941
Publisher: Macmillan