Harriet Comstock was an American novelist and author of children's books. Her books include Molly, the Drummer Boy (1900), A Boy of a Thousand Years Ago (1902), Janet of the Dunes (1908), Joyce of the North Woods (1911), A Son of the Hills (1913), The Place Beyond the Winds (1914), The Vindication (1917), Mam'selle Jo: A Novel of the St. Lawrence Country (1918), Unbroken Lines (19190, The Shield of Silence (1921), At the Crossroads (1922), and others. An excerpt from The Man Thou Gavest reads, "Do you know," he said, "you've mentioned more names in the last ten minutes than you've mentioned in all the weeks I've been here? You give me a mental cramp. Why, I thought you and I had these hills to ourselves; instead we're threatened on every side, and yet I haven't seen a soul on my tramps. Where do they keep themselves? What has this Burke Lawson done, to stir the people?"