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-A r*r- A About The Heroine ..'.••• Her name is Toinnette, and to John Wayland she is the most bewildering, fas cinating and all-absorbing study he has ever taken up —and she is a mystery that neither he nor the reader can solve until the end of the story. FIRSTmoving, XTV 71 "\^%R -J "X*V and foremost "When Wilderness Was King" is a story a full-blood od, vigorous American story. John Wayland's love story is one of the finest of its kind we have read—and John and the glorious Toinnette are well worth knowing. While primarily an historical romance, yet nowhere do the his" turic facts seem to intrude upon or hinder the movement of the story. While the officers of old Fort Dearborn and many others connected with the garrison are boldly drawn, and Captain Wells, the Indian Fighter, is even introduced as a central figure, yet in no way is the interest distracted from the alluring heart story that underlies it all. Moreover, the characters are real men and women the reader feels and sympathizes with them. Indeed, it is hard to determine which is the most attractive, the strong, sober-minded frontiersman, John Wayland, the piquant Mademoiselle Toinnette, or the French soldier of fortune, Captain de Croix. They are all equally well drawn and leave an abiding impression upon the mind of even the most hardened novel reader. The Greatest of Frontier Tales fBegins in Next Week's Magazine Section A When Wilderness Was King By Randall Parrish |^|pp®5 1 vw Randall Parrish, Author of My Lady of the North," "Sword of the Old Frontier," etc. About the Story 1 Don't Fail to Secure the Initial Chapter \,V^ 1 *.—«J ili .aiSfia I I I 7" About IS!#1 The Hero it! He is like some other fa mous Johns of fiction, big and strong and slow, but terribly sure. He is just as different from Toin nette as she is from him, and two such people nat urally create a love story full of the most interesting complications. There are critics in literature who never seem tired of reiterating that the day of the historical romance has gone by. Yet no story which has the real spirit of life and which grips the reader's attention to the end can be injured by being drawn upon the background of reality. It is the story that wins, and the mere fact that its charactcrs once lived in history in no way detracts from its charm "When Wilderness Was King," is emphatically such a work. ......... Founded upon one of the most thrilling incidents of the frontier, with the majority of its characters drawn boldly from history, it is yet a tale of surpassing interest, never losing its peculiar power. The reader constantly feels the deep human interest which permeates this story, even more so because of the realization that these pictures are drawn true to life, while the sweet, tender love story softens and idealizes the tale of continuous adventure. .J|S 1 S^jMW- 3?