Here's a good candidate for the bottomless pit of demand for mysteries and more mysteries. The setting is a rundown Georgia plantation, adored by the children who are living there with two darky servants. The place is in litigation, and there hangs over them the treat of unknown Northern kin taking possession --unless a missing will is found. All sorts of mishaps strengthen the plea of a great-aunt that the children move to town, chief among them the disappearance of the family portraits and the tenacity of purpose of a spy who hangs about the place, overriding objections and trying to get his hands on valuable property. Through it all, the search for the jasper jewel case and the will goes on. The solution is less good than the story, but that wont bother nine to twelve years olds.