Another section in the Texas story, which Laura Krey launched with And Tell of Times. This goes back to the very beginnings of Texas, after the Battle of New Orleans, when Lafitte, the pirate, painted a picture so glowing that adventurous youth was intrigued into following him. The story spans the troubled years when Texas was striving for independence -- and ends with the establishment of the Republic. It is an exciting and colorful period, with Indian raids, cholera, floods, and incessant struggles within the Texan set-up, where Long and Austin and Houston all played their parts, and with the ever-shifting Mexican government. Against this is told the story of Jeffrey Fentriss. A good story, though not as original as its predecessor.