by Elbert A. Smith

This novel first appeared as installments in Autumn Leaves. The book was first published in 1916 and then reprinted in paperback in 1971.

“Joe Pine” is largely an imaginary character, but his characteristics were borrowed from living sources. Most, if not all, of the other characters in the story are drawn from life—with such liberties as the author chose to take, his models being powerless to protest.

The scenes are such as were familiar to the author during his boyhood days in Iowa. The events are true to life, such as he had observed or heard first or second hand.

May the message carry home to many hearts. May it bear fruit in many lives that there may be more of practical Christianity in the world, to the end that Zion may be built up and man redeemed.