Stories of the Underground Railroad have material to deal with that guarantees a salutary blend of idealism and adventure. This is no exception. The setting is Buffalo- and the High School teacher-carpenter on the side- whose home provides a last station before the crossing of the Niagara to Canada, is the father of Timothy, who becomes an integral part of the challenging issue. It is a first rate story, with an authentic feel. One could wish the dialogue could have been as natural as the pace of story, the statement of issues, and the development as Timothy grows from a headless boy to a responsible one.