The vast blue sky. The endless flow of pristine waters. The days of summer that seem to have no end.
All this belongs to Scotlin Bright as he gallops from one adventure to the next with no thought of tomorrow. Tomorrow is for grown-ups. Today belongs to Scotlin.
Every summer since his eighth birthday, he's run the trot-lines on the Stream River, eaten fried fish, and tried to play his Uncle Roz's fiddle. He never tires of the tales his uncle relates of his time in France during the Great War, although Roz says there was nothing great about the war. It's an idyllic life for Scotlin.
But his happiness is harshly interrupted when Scotlin learns he must soon leave the river to take his place working his father's farm, and worse, face the sorry prospect of going to high school in the fall. Of course he bows up and demands to stay on the river with Uncle Roz. What boy would trade paradise for work and more endless work, year after year? He vows to stay by the river.
Scotlin must learn that life isn't a playground made for his amusement, that fairness isn't part of the growing-up process, and that death is always closer than you think.
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