Abner's Gulch & Judson's Landing Book Summary and Study Guide

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In the first of these two novels under one cover ABNER TATE journeys to Colorado looking for his family after the civil war. He overcomes the dangers of other men & the elements to establish himself. In the second novel AMOS JUDSON rescues an Indian boy who he choses to raise in a new Colorado town. Two westerns without sex & swearing for family reading.
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Plot & Themes

The enemy is...    -   Bandits/Outlaws Robbery story?    -   claim jumping Kind of story?    -   adventure thru wilderness    -   civil war story    -   defending against enemy Who is tough/wimpy, smart/dumb?    -   Men tough    -   Women tough Misc Cliche Subplots    -   One to one gunfight Important story of dog?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?    -   Yes


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Where does story take place?    -   Rocky Mountains Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   ranch Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fort/military installation Time book takes place in:    -   19th century Forest?    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes

Writing Style

overall quality of this book?    -   6 Person    -   mostly 3rd How much gore?    -   1 () How much suspense/how unpredictable?    -   4 () How much action?    -   5 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Happy ending?    -   somewhat happy How much dialogue/talking among characters?    -   5 () How much non-dialogue descript of thoughts & feelings?    -   5 () How much romance?    -   2 () Non-dialogue thoughts/feelings primarily about: (optional)    -   thoughts about society/group    -   thoughts for/about others    -   thinking about plan of action Is book humorous?    -   Yes If humorous, kind of humor    -   puns    -   eccentric personalities Minor characters feature lots of:    -   cowboys    -   Indians    -   criminals    -   military


Saving others    -   Yes Saving others, risking:    -   life Saving others:    -   friend Rivalry    -   Yes Rivalry which is fought out:    -   in a shoot out Justice    -   Yes Setting things right for:    -   self    -   family Setting things right by means of:    -   over the barrel of a gun

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