The distant coyote, sharp against the snow, was a hunter's challenge. Chris had to fire!
His shot echoed...became a menacing rumble, as the deep mountain snow began to slide downward-slowly, then faster, faster...
Frantically, Chris tried to out-ski the thundering white torrent. It flowed over him, suffocating, blinding...
He struggled, but it was no use. He was buried alive!
"Please, please!" he begged silently. "Terry! Dad! Find me!"
A really good story. A very quick read.
Chris Palmer is always competing with his brother. Hotshot Terry, star athlete, is their fathers pride andjoy, and Chris is tired of being number two. Butif he hadn't been trying to show up Terry, the accident would never have happened
Chris was just going out for a little skiing and a little hunting. The hungry coyote seemed an easy mark, and big brother Terry had never shot one. Then the echoing crack of his rifle sets offf a thundering avalanche, and Chris is buried alive under a mountain of snow. No one saw him go under. He is all alone.
Being an avid skier, this was one of my favorite books when I was in junior high. It focuses on competition between two brothers- the oldest does everything perfectly with younger brother Chris left in his dust. When Chris decides to spend a day out by himself, hoping to get some game for supper that evening he gets caught in an avalanche. He then wonders what his brother would do in this same situation in hopes he can survive until help comes.