Seattle boasts but a scant showing in the litera ture of her local history, a fact that deserves com ment when so many of her early settlers have passed away, leaving scarcely a line to record their part in the building of a great commonwealth. In this brief yet eloquent record of pioneer days it is not difficult to read between the lines. These unpretentious annals give vivid impressions of patient, hard-working, loyal wives and mothers; of little children playing around log houses, on the shore, or on the wooded bluffs rising from the blue waters of the Sound; of friendly Indians, and, alas! Others not so friendly; of long days of fear and nights of dread; of men who, venturing to the Land of the Tardy Sunset, worked and strove through the days when souls were tried. Some conquered; others fell in the hard, continuous struggle. All were heroes.