Zeeland, a province in the Netherlands which lies lower than the sea, is the scene. The indomitable Zeelanders, joined to the sea in an endless struggle, are the characters of this true story of the recent tragedy in Holland. On February 1, 1953, the North Sea, furiously storming and rising with the tide, broke through the dikes and once more exacted its toll in human life, property and precious land. Klass Norel, who visited Zeeland just after the storm to survey the flooded polders and the human plight, writes for boys and girls this moving and vivid account of both the tragedy and the heroism brought on by the flood. The heroism belonged not only to the men and women of Holland, but to the children as well.

The sweet gospel message and evidences of the Lord’s care for His own are interwoven amid these scenes of tragedy and triumph, thus making this book absorbing and profitable reading for both young and older ones as well.