How the friction between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers of 17th century England affects the simple daughter of a country squire is the historical base upon which this novel is built. Margaret Lallow was about to be married and settle down to a life typical of young ladies in her position when hostilities between King and Parliament grew worse. Before long her father and brothers are separated by politics and Margaret alone remains steadfast as she and her steward, Nat Drury, try their best to keep the land and fight lawlessness. The odds are against her and eventually she loses her land and denounces her brothers. Yet Mr. Knight provides his tale with a hopeful ending, for Margaret and Nat find their way to the New World and a new life. The text is occasionally as wooden as the illustrations, yet many who enjoy historical adventure will find an adequate story here.