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John Stuart King is a well-known author. When he listens to a sermon one day about being kind to the homeless, he can't stop thinking about the issue. He decides to become a tramp himself to see what it's like--providing a good source for his next story. He discovers that no one seems to truly care about tramps. That is, until he stumbles across a family in the country. The Elliott family provides him with a job on their farm. They treat him kindly. Helen Elliott, the oldest girl in the family, is beautiful--and above all, truthful. Corey is a college boy who stumbles into some trouble by telling jokes. And Anna, the youngest, goes behind her family's back and meets a young man who is practically a stranger. John tries to help Corey and Anna, and in some respects succeeds. However, he can't help wondering what they would all think of him if they knew of his masquerade--especially Helen, with her ideals of truth.

When a lost will is recovered, will John be forced to make his true identity known? And will it cost him more than he can bear?
This report prepared by Melissa M.








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   19th century Life of a profession:    -   bum Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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