"Is it a true story?" is the perennial query of children at their mother or father's knee. These well-told thrilling tales about real children by Mrs. Hayden will fascinate both young and old through the practical lesson of life they teach. The virtues of obedience, trust, diligence, unselfishness, and high idealism are reflected in the lives of people who march across the pages of this book. Full of stirring and hair-raising adventures, these exciting stories will often be read and reread.