Dependable action-packed story of the American Revolution, by a practised hand. The locale is South Carolina, near Charles Town. Battles, skirmishes, treachery are a part of the background, and the horrors of the mistreatment of slaves by pirates is highlighted too. Young Bill, toughened by prison, is the central figure through whose eyes the reader follows the events. Gen. Francis Marion, better known as Swamp Fox, is Bill's idol, under whom he serves- and another important figure is a capable Negro who fights with them for human freedom. Exciting presentation of material that should be good supplementary reading for history.