Gaspard, a French Huguenot boy, was taken in by a group of outlaws, smugglers of salt. After several adventures he met the famous Huguenot pastor, Claude Brousson. Then the main story begins. Skillfully the author, in her last novel, intertwined the historical facts about Brousson with the fictional account of Gaspard and Tardiff. Shortly after it was written a mother of four boys wrote: "The boys are getting very critical books for reading aloud on Sunday afternoon, but they all declare this is 'a ripping book.' "
—E. Boyd Bailey in The Author of "The Spanish Brothers"
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