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by Gene Stratton-porter
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1904. Stratton-Porter was an American feminist, environmentalist, photographer and one of Indiana's most famous female authors. Many of her writings were moralistic and romantic novels. Freckles is the story of an orphaned boy who gets a job as a timber guard in Limberlost. He only has one hand, but much courage. As the plot unfolds, Freckles falls in love with the beautiful Swamp Angel and his noble past is revealed. The book proved so popular that she went on to write A Girl of the Limberlost. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
The Boss showed him around the timber-line, and engaged him a place to board with the family of his head teamster, Duncan, whom he had brought from Scotland with him, and who lived in a small clearing he was working out between the swamp and the corduroy. When the gang was started for the south camp, Freckles was left to guard a fortune in the Limberlost. That he was under guard himself those first weeks he never knew.
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Orphaned and maimed, Freckles' bitterness about his fate is lessened when he is hired to guard a stretch of lumber in the wild Limberlost and, after meeting the beautiful "Swamp Angel," he determines to find out about his past.
About the Author
Gene (born Geneva) Stratton-Porter is one of Indiana's most famous authors. She was an independent woman, an accomplished naturalist, and a born storyteller. Born near Wabash, Indiana, she died in a streetcar accident in Los Angeles at the height of her movie production career.
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