An open faced story of a runaway boy proves him worthy of asylum in Delphi, in 1926, and his presence in the town...

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THE MISSOURI TRAVELER

An open faced story of a runaway boy proves him worthy of asylum in Delphi, in 1926, and his presence in the town precipitates the fortunes of others, Marshal Tom Evans persuades Biarn Turner, who says he is 18, to stay on, provides him with chores and jobs and protects him when he sets up housekeeping in an abandoned house. He has trouble with his neighbor, willful, mean, Tobias Brown; he sets Red Poole's parents on-the right track; he is the cause of the Price boy's leaving home and proving his independence; and, when the orphanage catches up with him, he is again shielded by Evans, with the town taking over his guardianship. A modest tale, of simple, fundamental values, along the lines of the earlier Little Mule.

Pub Date: March 25, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Vanguard

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1955