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The Valiants of Virginia

by Hallie Erminie Rives

That Hallie Erminie Rives appreciates the strain of old Virginia blood in her veins is clearly apparent in "The Valiants of Virginia," for the book, above and underneath, and through its running love story, is a monument to the traditions and picturesque sensibilities of the F. F. V.The story has to do with one "Vanity" Valiant, the pampered son of a New York corporation magnate, who, years after his father's death, suddenly deprived of fortune, learns for the first time that his father was a Virginian and that there is still the homestead down there, deserted for some thirty years. So he packs up his bulldog and other few remaining effects and returns to his inheritance.


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