This is a good one. The background of the story is, in part, the underground railway, and the part played in it by the Quakers of New Albion, a community where opinion on slavery was sharply divided, due to the infiltration of slave owners and the constant struggle to maintain the Quaker viewpoint. Hannah was born a Quaker, but she had a healthy spark of the ""devil"" and the ""world"" in her, and loved pretty things and was apt with her pencil. Into her horizon, almost simultaneous with her brother becoming one of the agents of the Underground, comes a lovely girl from the South, daughter of an old friend of her mother's, who married ""outside of Meeting"" -- and this brings the problems of slavery very much to the foreground. It is a good tale, well told, and the background and the characters are fresh to most readers. There is enough of romance to appeal to the upper brackets of this age group; enough of adventure for those who demand that.