An autobiography of a woman who was pacifist, anti-vivisectionist, vegetarian, socialist, laborite, etc. etc. Vermont is the granite setting for a saint, poet and reformer. And this is her own story. One feels that Robert Frost, in his foreword, has given more of her spirit than she does herself, for she makes herself out a worthy but uninspiring woman, lacking the vital flame. As she tells it, hers has been a pedestrian life. And yet the facts deny it. One reads right through -- and at the end wonders why. There must be, underneath it all, the spark one misses on the surface.