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   Wil Morgan was the son of a sailing ship captain and a school teacher from France. His parents moved to Minnesota's Bigfork River Valley to start a new life with his mother schooling him and his father teaching him about the world he knew, from being a ship's captain. When Wil was a child, his father went on a trip leaving him and his mother on the river. Two white slavers broke into their home stealing his mother and leaving Wil all alone, waiting for someone to rescue him. As he grew older, the faces of those bad men continued to plague him. Wil falls in love with an Indian girl named Flower and together they make a home in a remote part of the valley, trapping and hunting to earn a living from the river.
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   On a trip to the rendezvous they rescue a young oriental girl from the very slavers that had killed his mother. Wil purchases the girl and then the men try to get her back. The story makes some interesting turns and Wil and his friend Bustikogan follow the slavers across the prairie states and into the Rocky Mountains, seeking revenge.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1900-1920's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   white slavery ring Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Prairie?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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