1918. Illustrated. Ruth Fielding is one of the early Stratemeyer Syndicate series for young girls written under the pen name of Alice B. Emerson. Ruth Fielding was an orphan who came to live with her miserly uncle. Her adventures and travels will hold the interest of every reader. In this volume she is helping the war effort by working in the Red Cross. The story begins: Oh! Not Tom? Ruth Fielding looked up from the box she was packing for the local Red Cross chapter, and, almost horrified, gazed into the black eyes of the girl who confronted her. Helen Cameron's face was tragic in its expression. She had been crying. The closely written sheets of the letter in her hand were shaken, as were her shoulders, with the sobs she tried to suppress. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.