Miss Crownfield does better than average historical fiction for girls, but somehow her style never quite achieves the professional high water mark of say Constance Skinner or Cornells Meige. However, for straight away story telling, she can be highly commended. The story this time deals with the famous Bacon's Bebellion, and the burning of James town. And the story has as its heroine a young daughter of one of the colonists, a rich planter who is captured by the Indians and whose release was the pivot on which the Jamestown folk came to a split with the haughty and arrogant governor. Fresh material, filling a real gap in historical background fiction.