Another story of "the storm country." Two beautiful children are kidnapped from a wealthy home and appear many years after showing the effects of a deep, malicious scheme behind their disappearance.
teched in here." His words were low, and he raised his forefinger to his head significantly.
"She ain't allers a stayin' in the squatter country nuther," he pursued. "She takes that damn ugly cat of her'n and scoots away for a time. And none of 'em up there don't know where she goes. Hones' Injun, don't she never come about this here scow, Lem?"
"Hones' Injun," replied Lem laconically, without looking up from his work.
Presently Eli continued:
"Mammy says as how the winter's comin', and some 'un ought to look out for Scraggy. She goes 'bout the lake doin' nothin' but hollerin' like a hoot-owl, and she don't have enough to eat. But she's been gone now goin' on two weeks, disappearin' like she's been doin' for a few years back. Scraggy allers says she has bats in her head."
"So she has bats," muttered Lem, "and she allers had 'em, and that's why I made her beat it. I didn't want no woman 'bout me for good and all."
Lem Crabbe lifted his head and glanced toward the smal
To revenge his dead wife Lon kidnaps the 1-year old twins (a boy "flukey" and a girl "flea") of the man he feels is responsible for her death. He plans to make them bad by forcing flukey into his trade of a thief and giving flea to his friend Lem on her fifteenth birthday to be his "woman". The twins have diffrent plans so they run away bringing them to new friends and love for flea and reuniting them with their parents. There's lots more to this story but I don't want to give it all away, just know that it's a great read and very sweet.
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