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 likelihood she will get. Caddie is neighbors with Indians, who scare lots of the friends -- pals who, like her mom and sisters, don't comprehend her in any respect.
Caddie is courageous, and her tale is precise simply because it's in response to the existence and thoughts of Carol Ryrie Brink's grandmother, the true Caddie Woodlawn. Her spirit and feel of enjoyable have made this publication a vintage that readers have taken to their hearts for greater than seventy years.
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Caddie set her basket down upon the stair. It suddenly seemed too heavy for her to hold. Massacre! Were the whites to massacre the Indians then? A sick feeling swept across her heart. Surely this was worse than the other. " "Woodlawn will be against it," said the more cautious third man. "Woodlawn puts too much faith in the Indians. If we can get enough men to our way of thinking, we need not consult Woodlawn. I don't believe in caution when our lives are in danger. Wipe the Indians out, is what I say.
It was pleasant enough to be alive, without thinking to celebrate the day on which one had begun to be so. But with Caddie it was a little different--not at home, of course. But at school, Teacher hung up a flag and there were songs and speeches. " Teacher said that President Lincoln had his birth- day in February, too, and Caddie wished more than ever that she had been a boy. Perhaps she could have grown up to be a president then, but now she would have to leave that to Tom or Warren. This year Miss Parker let Caddie hold the flag while the others sang.
A man from the country west of here came into the tavern tonight and told the men that the Indians are gathering for an uprising against us. " breathed Mother, laying her hands against her heart. Her face had gone quite white. "No, Harriet, not that word," said Father quietly. "Not yet. I hope that this is only a tavern rumor and nothing more. Many a fool who has had too much to drink will start a rumor. I am willing to stake my farm, and a good deal that I hold dear besides, on the honor and friendliness of the Indians hereabouts.
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink