Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1961, 244 pp, illus Robert MacLean
Set during the time of the Chicago fire, this is the story of Jeff, whose Civil War veteran father is a detective in the Chicago police force. Jeff befriends a less fortunate boy, Newman Higginbotham, and helps Newman get a job as a stable boy. It looks as if this has backfired when Newman is accused of being involved in horse thefts from the stable. Jeff goes undercover to investigate.
Elizabeth Gillette Baker (1923 - ) graduated from Brighton High School, Rochester, New York, in 1941. She wrote the Tammy series, and an historical horse story set at the time of the Chicago fire.