author of "Our Little Macedonian Cousin of Long Ago," has not attempted to write history in her
story. She has sought, rather, to sketch a background of Macedonian lights and shadows, trusting
that, when the readers of the story begin their study of the lives of Philip of Macedon and Alexander
the Great, the details of literal history may—against this background—stand out with greater reality.
The typical life of a Macedonian boy attached to the court of Philip, is portrayed, however, in true
accord with the spirit and trend of Macedonian history.