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Edward, Humphrey, Alice and Edith have lived at Arnwood, the house of their father, for all their lives, and although they do not live in money, their lives are comfortable. But all that is about to change when the Roundheads, the people who killed their father, arrive and set fire to the house. They would all have been burnt alive, were it not for Jacob Armitage, their father's faithful steward, who saved them. But how can they protect themselves from further attack and persecution from the Roundheads, who have complete control of the country?

A tale of adventure, about how the four children grow up in the New Forest.

There is a good film of this book too.

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