The Desolate Waif

The Desolate Waif

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by Otis Ritch
     
 
In this 8th book in the SkyHawk series a young boy sees his mother die in the field as she labors to produce a crop. His father is a very abusive man and the boy is afraid to stay without his mother to protect him. The county sheriff sees the bruises on the dead woman and notices that the boy has several bruises also and takes the boy to a caretaker in town to stay

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In this 8th book in the SkyHawk series a young boy sees his mother die in the field as she labors to produce a crop. His father is a very abusive man and the boy is afraid to stay without his mother to protect him. The county sheriff sees the bruises on the dead woman and notices that the boy has several bruises also and takes the boy to a caretaker in town to stay until he can determine if the man had been abusing his wife and son. The boy is afraid that they will give him back to his father and he runs away and gets lost in the wooded country close to the Kiamichi Mountains. Johnny SkyHawk uses the powers of his mind to search as he tracks the boy down. He has a vision of the boy being attacked by a mountain lion and sends his wolf friends to keep the boy safe until he can get to him. They stay in the woods for a few days while Johnny convinces the boy that he will not have to be around his father again and that the Judge has found some new parents for him. This story points out the bad characteristic traits of humans and shows how the potential for good can be attained and how man can become a perfected being while still on Earth. As in the other seven books in the series the grandfather teachings are an integral part of the story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014094726
Publisher:
Soaring Eagle Enterprises
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Series:
The SkyHawk Series , #8
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
299 KB

Meet the Author

#I am a wild Choctaw Indian from the Mudlark bottoms in Stigler Oklahoma. As a child I grew up in the desert Southwest, in and around the Casa Grande Valley in Arizona. I spent many happy hours roaming the desert and mountains learning about the animal and plant life there and why there are sea shells on the tops of the mountains. The desert can be a harsh teacher where death can come quickly to those not prepared for the constant dangers that exist. There are rattlesnakes and Gila monsters as well as coyotes, wolves, skunks, wild hogs, cougars, scorpions and centipedes. The desert is also a beautiful place that is full of life and adventure. In the solitude one can take the time to meditate and contemplate on life and the reasons thereof. One can find the Great Spirit and seek guidance on ones life path in the desert. I learned much from the desert and also from the Indians of the desert country. As an adult I have traveled over half of the states in the United States. I have worked as a field hand, ginned cotton, worked cattle, worked on a core recovery drill rig, fry cook, service station attendant, pipe line construction, welded bridges, welding shop foreman, plowed land, irrigated crops, foreman on two farms, played music at honkytonks, sold everything from grand pianos to grandfather clocks, taught meditation classes, owned stores, etcetera. I am also a master boot maker and leather artist. I have worked since I was twelve years old and have been making my own way in the world since I was sixteen. I am self-educated and I like to meditate and spend time in natural surroundings. One can gain much soul growth by seeking out a quiet place to commune with the Great Spirit. I have made a lifetime study of people, trying to learn what motivates them as they act out the drama of life. With fishing and golfing as hobbies you might guess how I learned to tell stories. One thing to keep in mind as you read my stories is that some of the things I write about may seem to be so fantastic that it must be pure fantasy -- yet sometimes the truth is more fantastic than fiction. I have been up the creek and over the mountain. I have been to a goat roping and a county fair and I have even been to town and seen an elephant. I am currently living in Texas -- you know, that little suburb of Oklahoma just south of the Red River. Texas is the original home of tall tales and long winded people so I feel right at home here.

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The Desolate Waif 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*pads in* "suppp ";p she meows
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eat a spider :3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOL yes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stares at a tree. "No one disyurb mef!" She mewled.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LionKit wiggled around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
K thx and do i have to rewirte my clan things i hope not
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lie next to me by saandi lin... i think
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm guessing you're talking about Sootpaw?)) "Of course you can. But only until he gets back." She pads out.