Trouble in New France. Working with feverish haste, she selected muskets, pistols, powder and bullets. The sight of a man's hat, an old one that had belonged to her father, lying on a powder cask, gave her an idea. She pulled off her linen cap and put on the hat. It was not too large over her heavy hair, and, seen above the pickets, it would deceive the Indians. She was adjusting the powder horn and bullet pouch when Louis and Alexandre ran in with Laviolette at their heels. And so Madeleine and her small force begin their harrowing vigil--hoping against all hope that help will come in time. Recommended for ages 10 and up.