A story of the activities in Nova Scotia during the American revolution concerning the conflicting loyalties in the minds of the natives, many of whom had come from the New England coast but who were all subjects of the king. Among these was David Strang, seventeen years old, and son of Captain Strang known to the Indians as The Hawk. Mostly because of the impress practices of the British navy, Davy's sympathies turn to the Americans and he joins Colonel Eddy's group to run the British out of Nova Scotia. However, the attack on Fort Cumberland fails, and Davy returns home to find that American privateers are ransacking the coast. He realizes with his father and others that Nova Scotia must remain independent of both England and America. That Nova Scotia's decision not to join the States was determined entirely by the Yankee privateering seems quite inaccurate. The details about the impressing of seamen and the region of Nova Scotia may have some value for supplementary reading as very little has been done with these subjects. Manufactured historical.