Mary Murfree wrote under the pseudonym Charles Egbert. Her local color stories told the stories of the Tennessee mountain people civilization had left behind. When her true identity was revealed interest in her work grew. Egbert's knowledge of her subject and her ability to bring her stories to life makes her work a pleasure to read. Stories included in this collection are as follows. The mystery of old Daddy's window -- 'Way down in Poor Valley -- A mountain storm -- Borrowing a hammer -- The Conscripts' Hollow -- A warning -- Among the cliffs -- In the "chinking" -- On a higher level -- Christmas Day on Old Windy Mountain.