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Millie By Gordon Klopfenstein
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Millie Ferman knew this would happen. She didn’t know why she even talked to her mom. It was always the same thing. “Go to the barn and wait for your dad.” It wasn’t that big... More > a deal. It wasn’t like she got in trouble all the time. Why did it always have to be her dad who did the punishing? He wasn’t mean or anything but you never knew what he was going to do. When Millie had kids, she’d decide what the punishment was and she sure wouldn’t punish for dumb things like this. Anyway, it wasn’t her fault. Millie poked along until she got past the chicken coop. She stopped dead. She’d forgotten about them. The krauts were right there along the fence in the front beet field. One of them was looking right at her. It scared her at first but then he smiled and said, “How old you are, mien liebe?” “Hey, you, get away from that fence!” Some guy with the tommy gun was yelling at her.< Less
Millie By Gordon Klopfenstein
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Millie Ferman knew this would happen. She didn’t know why she even talked to her mom. It was always the same thing. “Go to the barn and wait for your dad.” It wasn’t that big... More > a deal. It wasn’t like she got in trouble all the time. Why did it always have to be her dad who did the punishing? He wasn’t mean or anything but you never knew what he was going to do. When Millie had kids, she’d decide what the punishment was and she sure wouldn’t punish for dumb things like this. Anyway, it wasn’t her fault. Millie poked along until she got past the chicken coop. She stopped dead. She’d forgotten about them. The krauts were right there along the fence in the front beet field. One of them was looking right at her. It scared her at first but then he smiled and said, “How old you are, mien liebe?”< Less
Dodd Forrest By Gordon Klopfenstein
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The son of a wealthy rancher and silver mine owner returns to 1880 Utah after completing his studies at Harvard. He is the youngest of several sons and feels he grew up too pampered and needed to... More > toughen himself. He takes a year off to herd cattle: hard, dirty work. He comes across an eleven year old "bound" boy who is badly treated. Knowing his childless brother would love the boy, with the local judge’s approval, his brother adopts the boy. He learns that another of his brothers who manages one of their father's silver mines near Carson City, where he eventually works as a doctor, is sending children as young as eight to work in the mines. Because of his love for the boy, now his nephew, who he had watched badly treated, the elimination of child exploitation becomes a passion. He lived an interesting life: courting, fighting corruption in Carson City, dealing with patents who were suspicious of "book learn" doctors, raising a family and living in a time of rapidly changing technology.< Less
Whore's Bastard By Gordon Klopfenstein
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Eleven year old Sam lives a miserable life in 1870s Goodnight, Texas, a tiny town which has since disappeared from the map. His mother is alcoholic and supports her booze addiction by prostituting... More > herself. Sam, although highly intelligent is rarely allowed to go to school because the towns people don’t want their children associating with a Whore’s Bastard. He spent several months in an orphanage run by a pompous “preacher” who was even crueler than the people in Goodnight. He was rescued from that horror by a “Big Red-headed Cowboy” who had shown up occasionally during Sam’s childhood. In a drunken fit of anger, Sam’s mother tried to kill the town Marshall and was herself killed. Sam, not wanting to be retuned to the orphanage, headed for Amarillo. On the way, he met a Mexican boy whose life was equally miserable. The boys decided to head for Santa Fe where they would not be known. A fortunate coincident just west of Amarillo changed the boy’s lives for the better.< Less
Little Bird By Gordon Klopfenstein
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Nine-year-old Marty was left in the care of his alcoholic father. His drug addicted mother had been court ordered to stay away from her son. Her addiction, however, was so strong that she agreed to... More > provide her son to a dealer who would provide her with drugs if she provided a boy for him to rape. For several years Marty had amused himself by exploring the town and the surrounding area. His favorite spot had become some bushes soundings a very large farm hose. The boy loved the solitude. After the rape, the semi alert boy found himself in his haven. He didn’t remember how he got there. Henry Schmidt, the owner of the home, was in a deep depression after the death of his wife. He had arrived home late and let his dog out and the dog found Marty. Henry cleaned up the boy and took him to the hospital to be sure there was no serious injury. Marty and Henry developed an emotional attachment that changed each of their lives for the better.< Less
Wili By Gordon Klopfenstein
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The young son of German immigrants was left an orphan as the wagon train was crossing the prairie. Wili was adopted by a band of Arapaho Indians. This band realized the “old ways” were... More > over and, with the help of a humane Army Colornel were making real progress toward currently acceptable “white” culture. Wili loved his Indian life but was worried that his relatives in Germany would insist that he return to them. The story is essentially Wili’s adventures but a sub plot is revisionist history of the ilk of McKinley Kantor’s “If the South Had Won the Civil War” e.g. what would happen if things had been done differently. Being properly treated, some of the clan became wealthy and engrossed in learning, what most Native Americans could have become had they been given the opportunity.< Less
Wili By Gordon Klopfenstein
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The young son of German immigrants was left an orphan as the wagon train was crossing the prairie. Wili was adopted by a band of Arapaho Indians. This band realized the “old ways” were... More > over and, with the help of a humane Army Colornel were making real progress toward currently acceptable “white” culture. Wili loved his Indian life but was worried that his relatives in Germany would insist that he return to them. The story is essentially Wili’s adventures but a sub plot is revisionist history of the ilk of McKinley Kantor’s “If the South Had Won the Civil War” e.g. what would happen if things had been done differently. Being properly treated, some of the clan became wealthy and engrossed in learning, what most Native Americans could have become had they been given the opportunity.< Less
Whore's Bastard By Gordon Klopfenstein
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Eleven year old Sam lives a miserable life in 1870s Goodnight, Texas, a tiny town which has since disappeared from the map. His mother is alcoholic and supports her booze addiction by prostituting... More > herself. Sam, although highly intelligent is rarely allowed to go to school because the towns people don’t want their children associating with a Whore’s Bastard. He spent several months in an orphanage run by a pompous “preacher” who was even crueler than the people in Goodnight. He was rescued from that horror by a “Big Red-headed Cowboy” who had shown up occasionally during Sam’s childhood. In a drunken fit of anger, Sam’s mother tried to kill the town Marshall and was herself killed. Sam, not wanting to be retuned to the orphanage, headed for Amarillo. On the way, he met a Mexican boy whose life was equally miserable. The boys decided to head for Santa Fe where they would not be known. A fortunate coincident just west of Amarillo changed the boy’s lives for the better.< Less
Dodd Forrest By Gordon Klopfenstein
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The son of a wealthy rancher and silver mine owner returns to 1880 Utah after completing his studies at Harvard. He is the youngest of several sons and feels he grew up too pampered and needed to... More > toughen himself. He takes a year off to herd cattle: hard, dirty work. He comes across an eleven year old "bound" boy who is badly treated. Knowing his childless brother would love the boy, with the local judge’s approval, his brother adopts the boy. He learns that another of his brothers who manages one of their father's silver mines near Carson City, where he eventually works as a doctor, is sending children as young as eight to work in the mines. Because of his love for the boy, now his nephew, who he had watched badly treated, the elimination of child exploitation becomes a passion. He lived an interesting life: courting, fighting corruption in Carson City, dealing with patents who were suspicious of "book learn" doctors, raising a family and living in a time of rapidly changing technology.< Less
Little Bird By Gordon Klopfenstein
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Nine-year-old Marty was left in the care of his alcoholic father. His drug addicted mother had been court ordered to stay away from her son. Her addiction, however, was so strong that she agreed to... More > provide her son to a dealer who would provide her with drugs if she provided a boy for him to rape. For several years Marty had amused himself by exploring the town and the surrounding area. His favorite spot had become some bushes soundings a very large farm hose. The boy loved the solitude. After the rape, the semi alert boy found himself in his haven. He didn’t remember how he got there. Henry Schmidt, the owner of the home, was in a deep depression after the death of his wife. He had arrived home late and let his dog out and the dog found Marty. Henry cleaned up the boy and took him to the hospital to be sure there was no serious injury. Marty and Henry developed an emotional attachment that changed each of their lives for the better.< Less