Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Childrens Literature

By Carol Ryrie Brink

Caddie Woodlawn is a true adventurer. She'd quite hunt than stitch and plow than bake, and attempts to overcome her brother's dares each probability she will get. Caddie is acquaintances with Indians, who scare many of the associates -- acquaintances who, like her mom and sisters, don't comprehend her in any respect.
Caddie is courageous, and her tale is distinctive simply because it's in keeping with the existence and stories of Carol Ryrie Brink's grandmother, the true Caddie Woodlawn. Her spirit and experience of enjoyable have made this booklet a vintage that readers have taken to their hearts for greater than seventy years.

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Sometimes, leaving the women and children at home, the men went out to attack the Indians, preferring to strike first rather than be scalped in their beds later. The fear spread like a disease, nourished on rumors and race hatred. For many years now the whites had lived at peace with the Indians of western Wisconsin, but so great was this disease of fear that even a tavern rumor could spread it like an epidemic throughout the country. By daybreak the next morning people began arriving at the Woodlawn farm from all directions.

She loved a gathering of people, and one of her great grief’s in Wisconsin was that she saw so few outside her own family. Now she had all the neighbors here, and could herself serve them beans such as none but she, outside of Boston, knew how to bake, and slices of turkey which had their proper due of praise at last. Happy in the necessity of the moment, she did not let her mind dwell on the danger from the Indians. Clara worked beside her mother, her thin cheeks red with excitement, her capable hands doing as much as a woman's.

Louis. But the apples and nuts which he packed around their toys were strangely like those which they themselves had picked. " "Mince pie, Warren," said Mrs. Woodlawn brightly. "That's good! " "Why, turkey and cranberries, of course! " Warren sighed. " "Now, Warren, you run along and play. There are plenty of folks who'd be glad of a good turkey dinner on Christmas! " After Christmas Tom and Warren and Hetty went back to school, and the house seemed very empty. Caddie was not allowed to play with Minnie and baby Joe because of her cold, and when other household tasks were done, Mother and Clara were busy sewing carpet rags.

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