The Talking Leaves (Illustrated): An Indian Story by William Osborn Stoddard

The Talking Leaves (Illustrated): An Indian Story

byWilliam Osborn Stoddard

Kobo ebook | March 24, 2016

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This is the story of a family who is captured by the Apaches. The mother is killed, the father, Steve, and daughter, Rita, are separated, with Steve being sold to the Lipan tribe, and Rita being brought up by the Apaches. Years later, Rita and her Apache friend find some magazines among the ruins of a wagon train. These are "The Talking Leaves." While adult Apaches are familiar with printed material, Rita begins remembering how to read English, which leads to her realization that she is not an Indian. As unlikely as it seems, will Steve and Rita be reunited?

Stoddard weaves in gold mines, claim jumpers, outlaws, and the U.S. Calvary.

This edition of the book contains the 26 original pen-and-ink drawings which have been carefully rejuvenated.

William Osborn Stoddard (Cortland County, 1835–1925) was an American author, inventor, and assistant secretary to Abraham Lincoln during his first term. His first published work was in 1869. He wrote both poetry and fiction, ultimately producing over a hundred books, including 76 books for boys. Stoddard was born at Homer, Courtland Co., New York. His parents were Prentice S. and Sarah (Osborn) Stoddard. Stoddard attended the University of Rochester, where he graduated cum laude. On 25 Jul 1870 Stoddard married Susan Eagleson Cooper; they had five children. Stoddard died in Madison, New Jersey.

Title:The Talking Leaves (Illustrated): An Indian StoryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 24, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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