Freckles

Gene STRATTON-PORTER (1863 - 1924)

Freckles is a young man who has been raised since infancy in a Chicago orphanage. His one dream is to find a job, a place to belong and people who accept him despite his youth and the disability of having only one hand. He finds this place in the Limberlost Swamp, as a Limberlost guard of precious timber.

In the process, he discovers a love for the wilderness and animals he encounters every day on his rounds and a burning desire to learn about all the new birds and plants he sees on his rounds every day. He also finds and falls in love with a girl he calls the "Swamp Angel." This is the story of his plucky courage in sticking to his job in the swamp, and his adventures in learning about the natural world he finds himself in every day. He is befriended by the "Bird Woman" and with her help learns to love the Limberlost he has been hired to guard. (Summary by Mary Anderson)

Genre(s): General Fiction, *Non-fiction, Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Wherein Great Risks Are Taken Mary Anderson
00:23:38
Play 02 02 - Wherein Freckles Proves His Mettle Laura Caldwell
00:22:09
Play 03 03 - Wherein a Feather Falls RK Wilcox
00:38:03
Play 04 04 - Wherein Freckles Faces Trouble Bravely Mary Anderson
01:04:34
Play 05 05 - Wherein an Angel Materializes RK Wilcox
00:29:23
Play 06 06 - Wherein a Fight Occurs Betsie Bush
00:24:26
Play 07 07 - Wherein Freckles Wins Honor Yazpistachio
00:12:55
Play 08 08 - Wherein Freckles Meets a Man of Affairs RK Wilcox
00:29:11
Play 09 09 - Wherein the Limberlost Falls upon Mrs. Duncan Melissa
00:11:43
Play 10 10 - Wherein Freckles Strives Mightily Qhali
00:13:04
Play 11 11 - Wherein the Butterflies Go on a Spree Qhali
00:16:38
Play 12 12 - Wherein Black Jack Captures Freckles Qhali
00:30:47
Play 13 13 - Wherein the Angel Releases Freckles Qhali
00:23:27
Play 14 14 - Wherein Freckles Nurses a Heartache RK Wilcox
00:29:40
Play 15 15 - Wherein Freckles and the Angel Try Taking a Picture Laura Caldwell
00:16:23
Play 16 16 - Wherein the Angel Locates a Rare Tree Mary Anderson
00:21:15
Play 17 17 - Wherein Freckles Offers His Life for His Love RK Wilcox
00:30:25
Play 18 18 - Wherein Freckles Refuses Love Without Knowledge Mary Anderson
00:38:19
Play 19 19 - Wherein Freckles Finds His Birthright Betsie Bush
00:24:40
Play 20 20 - Wherein Freckles Returns to the Limberlost Yazpistachio
00:22:31