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Sublette is known for boy adventure stories, and started this book about on the Mississippl and the bloody Natchez Trace, intending it for boys. The wealth and richness and lusty vigor of the material convinced him that this was not juvenile meat (personally, I'd recommend it heartily to older boys), and the book developed into a full , romantic, adventurous novel. Then he died, leaving it almost in final form, and Krell, who too is a student of the period and the background, took over. A perfect partnership the finished job shown no signs of the break. A grand tale, with lets of action and a credible enough plot and four dimensional characters, though here and heroins may tax the credulity at times. A good piece of Americana, and a segment of our frontier history that has not been overtaxed, in a story of a Hoosier youth who sets out to take his pelts down to New Orleans, and who guides a party back over a bloody outlaw trail.

Pub Date: March 17th, 1943
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill