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Freckles

Gene Stratton-Porter

1. 01 – Wherein Great Risks Are Taken and the Limberlost Guard Is Hired
2. 02 – Wherein Freckles Proves His Mettle and Finds Friends
3. 03 – Wherein A Feather Falls and a Soul Is Born
4. 04 – Wherein Freckles Faces Trouble Bravely and Opens the Way for New Experiences
5. 05 – Wherein An Angel Materializes and a Man Worships
6. 06 – Wherein a Fight Occurs and Women Shoot Straight
7. 07 – Wherein Freckles Wins Honor and Finds a Footprint on the Trail
8. 08 – Wherein Freckles Meets a Man of Affairs and Loses Nothing by the Encounter
9. 09 – Wherein the Limberlost Falls upon Mrs. Duncan and Freckles Comes to the Rescue
10. 10 – Wherein Freckles Strives Mightily and the Swamp Angel Rewards Him
11. 11 – Wherein the Butterflies Go on a Spree and Freckles Informs the Bird Woman
12. 12 – Wherein Black Jack Captures Freckles and the Angel Captures Jack
13. 13 – Wherein the Angel Releases Freckles, and the Curse of Black Jack Falls upon Her
14. 14 – Wherein Freckles Nurses a Heartache and Black Jack Drops Out
15. 15 – Wherein Freckles and the Angel Try Taking a Picture
16. 16 – Wherein the Angel Locates a Rare Tree and Dines with the Gang
17. 17 – Wherein Freckles Offers His Life for His Love and Gets a Broken Body
18. 18 – Wherein Freckles Refuses Love Without Knowledge of Honorable Birth, and the Angel Goes in Quest of it
19. 19 – Wherein Freckles Finds His Birthright and the Angel Loses Her Heart
20. 20 – Wherein Freckles Returns to the Limberlost, and Lord O’More Sails for Ireland Without Him

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Summary

Freckles is a young man who has been raised since infancy in a Chicago orphanage. His one dream is to find a job, a place to belong and people who accept him despite his youth and the disability of having only one hand. He finds this place in the Limberlost Swamp, as Mr. McLean’s Limberlost guard of precious timber.In the process, he discovers a love for the wilderness and animals he encounters every day on his rounds and a burning desire to learn about all the new birds and plants he sees on his rounds every day. He also finds and falls in love with a girl he calls the “Swamp Angel.” This is the story of his plucky courage in sticking to his job in the swamp, and his adventures in learning about the natural world he finds himself in every day. He is befriended by the “Bird Woman” and with her help learns to love the Limberlost he has been hired to guard.

Reviews

Elizabeth M.

- Freckles

Enjoyed this book. Read by various people which in not my favorite, but didn't keep me from enjoying the story. Not my favorite book by Gene Stratton-Porter, but a good one.