This book was written in 1919. It contains a frontispiece by Gayle Hoskins. Babcock primarily wrote historical fiction. In this story, both the love and the faith of one of Earth's noblest souls is simply and intimately told. The story begins: Ann! Ann! Ann Rutledge! Hallo! Hallo! The cheerful voice belonged to a rosy-cheeked girl who shouted in front of Rutledge Inn, one of the straggling group of log houses that made the village of New Salem, Illinois, in 1831. Pausing in front of the Inn, the animated girl repeated her call lustily, as she watched for the door to open.