ROYALTON RAID by Leon W. Dean

ROYALTON RAID

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A competent historical adventure story in familiar pattern, covering the hard days of the American Revolution in the story of a Vermont boy and two nightmare years. First as a captive of Indians, then as British prisoner of war, his story is a familiar enough one of scalpings and punishments by the red men, the long trek into Canadian wilds, the tortures of life on a prison isle -- and yet it can still thrill boys who want yet more of rugged pioneer days. The escape from Canada is a well-written episode, and there is shock in the realization that even so-called civilized men were not above using the primitive methods of savages on each other. Leon Dean has written other books on this period and knows his territory, both historical and geographic.

Pub Date: April 14th, 1949
Publisher: Rinehart