The author of The Bitter Tea of General Yen returns to the American scene in this new novel. The massacre at Deerfield (called Redfield in the story) forms the background for a story of the colonists, and their heartbreaking trek north through ice and snow, their lives with their Indian captors, and later with the kindly in habitants of Quebec, is fact rarely touched upon in the annals of our history. Her Americans, with their fanatical piety and simple beliefs are creatures of flesh and blood, and stand out against the background of Indian shadows and French subtleties. To make realism romantic without a touch of sentimentality is a difficult task. Miss Stone has given us a vigorous novel, which will enhance her reputation. Her new publishers promise a strong promotion campaign.