A scarce book. Second edition published by Hodder and Stoughton. Undated, the first edition was published in 1912. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and small paste-down illustration.
Edward Harold Begbie (1871–1929), also known as Harold Begbie, was an English author and journalist who published nearly 50 books and poems and contributed to periodicals. Besides studies of the Christian religion, he wrote numerous other books, including political satire, comedy, fiction, science fiction, plays and poetry. A close friend of Arthur Mee, creator and editor of The Children's Magazine, this book has a printed dedication to Mee.
A story of a brother's sacrifices, and the Children's Crusade of 1212, told with Begbie's usual enthusiasm.
The boards have some light rubbing wear and darkening, and the pages are moderately foxed. Has a sound binding.