Publishing history
Latimer House, 1950, 152 pp. Sheila Rose cover

The pony element is pretty minimal in this book: it’s more of a holiday adventure, in which a villain (who repents, perhaps not totally convincingly) escapes from Dartmoor and has to be rescued from worse criminals. The book is set on Dartmoor, where Roger, Helen and Tom are holidaying with their nervous aunt, for whom I do feel a sneaking sympathy. The children fear nothing and hurl themselves about Dartmoor looking for the escaped prisoner (with some feeling for the nervous aunt, or at least for not getting caught: much of the action takes place at night).














Pamela Macgregor-Morris