THE FOREST ROAD by Eleanor Youmans


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Loosely hung story of a naturalist and his son, setting out for the Florida swamps (or so one gathers -- the locale is deliberately vague) with a trailer. Of the chance that delayed them a few days, and made possible a really intimate knowledge of the life led by an orphaned boy who turns out to be a long-lost nephew. It would be a better story if this element were not dragged in, for it makes the motive a bit questionable. There is enough incident to carry the main theme, and to make it a good yarn, but it is a potpourri of magic, dog tricks, swamp life et al.

Pub Date: Aug. 31st, 1939
Publisher: Bobbs, Merrill