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Crazy Weather
Crazy Weather
Author: Charles Longstreth McNichols
ISBN: 9308
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Crazy weather only happens in the valley of the Colorado River. Sometimes in late summer a great mass of steaming jungle air rolls up from Mexico, crowding out the dry heat of the desert until it in turn is dispelled by a lightening-riven hurricane. A few hours of this festering heat ripen all the conflicts in a young white boy's mind.
His mother wants to send him away to school. His father wants him to shoulder more responsibility for running the ranch, now that he is fourteen and almost a man. Crazy weather makes both prospects doubly appalling. So he runs away with his Mojave friend to make war on the Piutes and win for himself a man's name.
During four tense days of maddening heat the boy travels the length of the Fort Mojave Reservation, encountering every phase of life among people who had once made themselves feared from the Rio Grande to the Pacific, who stood shoulder to shoulder and fought with clubs whtn the Apaches shot their arrows and ran away.......