It was thirteen year old Beth's day to care for and teach the two youngest Ogden siblings, twins Belle and Billy, at the Ogden farm on the banks of the Ohio River, west of Cincinnati. Six years earlier, the Ogden family had planned to stop for the night when their boat was caught in a deadly current, which wrecked the boat and destroyed the dreams for a new life in the West for the Ogdens. The then youngest child was drowned, and the twins were born that same night, and when they couldn't find Bonnies body, Belle Ogden refused to go any further. Beth loved to wave at the passing boats, and imagine herself on one bound for some exotic destination. And though constantly warned to never go near the river bank, in her excitement at seeing a boat come unusually close, Beth ran to the edge of the river to wave, the boat swung in, a man leaped off and grabbed Beth, and her life was forever changed. One of the other men had grabbed a young Indian girl at Cincinnati. They were tied up and used by the two men till the boat started up the Mississippi River toward Saint Louis, then both were thrown into the river at night, and left to drown. They miraculously survived, and two days later were found by a young farmer and his dog, and brought to his cabin to heal and regain their health. The time they stayed at the small farm, not only strengthened their bodies, but also the obsessive desire to find and kill the five men on the boat, who had robbed them of their families, and much of their youth. Knowing she could never go back to her family after being kidnapped and used by the brutal Turley Shelton, Beth doggedly worked, learned, and practiced, to kill. And when she was strong and confident, her skills honed to a deadly precision, Beth and Hannah set out on their long and dangerous journey, not knowing what lay ahead, but with deadly determination, in their quest for revenge. They seemed to always find the help they needed, the friendship and loyalty of other lost beings like themselves, who were willing to trust them and believe in their ability to find and kill the five men who had destroyed their lives, eventually coming to feel the need for revenge as their own, and clung to Beth and Hannah with the strong belief they could all accomplish a new life by staying together as a family.
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