A sprightly, authentically in-the-genre sequel to The Silver Teapot and more adventures of Jane Louise Drew and her brother Bram in Bennington, Vermont, during the American Revolution. Jane and Bram discover a Hessian soldier in hiding after having deserted the British Army because of sympathy for the American cause. This guilty secret and the regular reappearance of Grandmother Drew's carved wooden mug which causes Grandmother to believe that Jane has been bewitched into forgetfulness by a witch, keeps the children in tense watchfulness. However, the Hessian is taken into the Drew home when Father Drew goes off to war, and the mystery of the mug has an amusing solution. A lively glimpse of Colonial life in home and school.