A rattling good historical fictionized biography, -- the central figure being the redoubtable, and much misunderstood, George Rogers Clark. The story is told by one Guard, for a time his aide, sharer in the exploits which have brought his name down to fame. From Fort Pitt, whence he, and a poorly equipped handful of irregular troops, set out for points unknown, generally in the direction of Kentucky settlements, through forests and streams and swollen rivers, on little or no food, with inadequate clothes and inadequate ammunition, the little band made their way, captured Fort Clark at Kaskaskia (opposite St. Louis), and then on to Vincennes. It was a foolhardy and heroic gesture -- and it secured the vast Illinois country to the Colonies. The picture given of Clark is a well-rounded one, with his strengths and his weaknesses. His is a romantic figure, and this is a grand yarn. For the big historical fiction market.