Out of line with his previous ""folksy"" books, this has a quality of glamorous unreality, belonging more in the school of chivalrous, romantic fiction, of the Farnol genre. Cyril at nineteen, takes upon him the sins of his father, and after his father's death sets forth upon the broad highway with his small brother and sister slung in a basket on the cow's back. In Happy Valley he discovers a place for himself making the world happier. There is a definite market for this type of story, and not much competition. And it isn't too sentimental in the telling.