Freckles Author:Gene Stratton Porter Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter is the uplifting story of a plucky waif without a name and without one hand, disabled since infancy. Raised in a Chicago orphanage, he survives abuse and harsh circumstances and grows up a brave, loyal, and hardworking young man with a true capacity for self-sacrifice. — Freckles becomes a timber guard in the Limb... more »erlost swamp in Indiana and exhibits extraordinary courage and resourcefulness on the job. He also falls in love with the Swamp Angel, a young girl whose beauty and kindness bring out the best in others.
Freckles is a book to read again and again, an absorbing tale of uncommon courage and uncommon love. In Freckles' Limberlost world, love is so strong and so pure that people do not hesitate to risk their lives for each other, honesty and loyalty are fierce and uncompromising, and the American dream is alive and well.
A beloved turn-of-the-century classic for all ages.« less