Pillar of Cloud Author:Jackson Burgess Garvin Cooper was eager to leave home and seek his fortune and he persuaded his friend McVey that their future lay among the high Rockies. — And so they joined the inadequate little party under the leadership of guide Ned Drum, who talked a good story despite his aura of failure. If Drum had been a little less obsessed by his dream of provi... more »ng there was a new and better way to cross the plains, or if Garvin and McVey had not been so young and inexperienced, they would have realized that one wagon and team, one Quaker couple, one untried Easterner and a half-grown boy could not hope to pioneer a new trail across the trackless miles.
The hopes and fears and dangers of those people who plodded their way westward in spite of all that hostile nature and hostile natives could do to defeat them come vividly alive in this novel. « less