Skillfully woven tale through which the reader -- as well as ""the girl without a country"" comes to know the Chinese people and land. Margaret Bond, brought up in China, daughter of an American doctor, is forced to escape Japanese occupied China after Prl Harbor. In disguise she makes contact with a Chinese girl; together they share experiences that prove eye openers to Margaret, and see many phases of life under war conditions. Through air raid and a taking bus ride, they eventually reach Madame and with her aid, Margaret finds a way to return to America. Well written.