In the late seventeenth century, a Huguenot boy is taken in by a group of outlaws and spends several years smuggling salt for them before meeting the famous pastor, Claude Brousson, who informs him that his family escaped France and lives in England.
Deborah Alcock (1825–1913) is best known as the author of historical fiction on religious themes.She was born in Kilkenny, where her father, the Venerable John Alcock, became Archdeacon of Waterford. Unmarried, she lived with her father writing a memoir of him on his death. Her work The Spanish Brothers, published in 1870, was set in the 16th century and was a tale of Protestant martyrdom. Other work includes The Czar (1882), set during the French invasion of Russia; and Archie’s Chances (1886).