By Harold Miles (auth.)
. . .the novel captures the spirit of frontier event fiction in a modern environment and may intrigue lovers of the yankee picaresque. -Publisher's Weekly
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There was an old farm road almost directly across from his front door where we had to let a wire gate down to get into the pasture. I had to go across the pasture for the better part of a mile and a half to reach the house where Uncle Will had lived with Fanny Hawk. As I drove in Josh's yard, two red bone hounds came out to greet me with a great deal of barking and growling. I talked to them all the way to the side door where I knocked. Presently, the man who'd once rescued us from the flood waters presented his jovial face to the screen.
He'd really gone back to the house, so I scampered down the tree, went inside, made the hole I'd stomped in the floor earlier big enough so I could crawl under the house, and started digging furiously. I'd dig for about a half a minute, stick my head up through the floor to make sure nobody had slipped up to watch me through any of the windows, then go back down and dig a little more. The ground was soft and sandy like Uncle Will said it would be. After about two or three minutes, I knew Josh Webster couldn't have run and got back here so quickly.
Then she was gone.